Photo courtesy of STV

A WOMAN driver has been killed in a two-car crash in Aberdeenshire .

The collision between a blue Ford Fiesta and a silver Volkswagen Jetta happened on a bend on the B9170 Inverurie to Oldmeldrum road at Barravale just before noon today.

The second driver, also a woman, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

Emergency services, including three Scottish Fire and Rescue Service teams, were scrambled to the scene.

The road was closed for several hours as accident investigators examined the crash scene.