A MOTORCYCLIST killed in an accident on one of Scotland’s major roads has been named as John Alexander.
Mr Alexander was travelling on the A93 at 4.30pm yesterday afternoon (Sun) when his Yamaha bike collided with a Nissan Quashquai.
The 47-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
The female driver of the Nissan and her two female passengers were taken by ambulance to a hospital in Aberdeen.
Today police were looking into the possibility that a diesel spill had caused the fatal crash.
The Officer leading the enquiry, Inspector Ian Kirkwood of the Road Policing Department at Stonehaven , said: “We are following a number of lines of enquiry however on our arrival at the scene yesterday, we found the carriageway contaminated with some sort of oil, possibly diesel and this may have been a contributory factor.