A female car driver has died following a collision with a stationary articulated lorry on the A90 between Aberdeen and Dundee.
Emergency services were called to the scene, south of Stracathro, just after 05:00.
The woman, believed to be in her early 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The southbound carriageway is thought likely to remain closed until lunchtime. Police have appealed for any witnesses.