A 32-year-old mother-of-two who died in a crash on the New Deer to Maud road was devoted to her children her family said today.
Mary Jane Gillespie (32), tragically died as a result of a road traffic collision on Wednesday.
In a statement her family said: “We are saddened and shocked by the sudden loss of Mary, who was a much loved member of the family and was a devoted mum to her two children Conner and Leah.
“After living in Aberdeen, Mary moved back home to New Deer, to give her children a better childhood, as she lived for her two children and worked to make sure they were always happy.
“We now have to begin the incredibly difficult task of trying to come to terms with the loss of Mary, who will be hugely missed and we would appreciate privacy while we mourn.”
Mary was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after the crash where she later died.
It is understood the silver Ford Ka she was driving left the A981 at around 6pm on Wednesday evening, sustaining major damage to the lefthand side.
Police officers closed the road for around five hours while investigators attended the scene.
Around a dozen firefightes also attended the incident before shortly after 7pm.
Sergeant Neil Morrison, from the Aberdeenshire and Moray Division Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are currently making enquiries into the circumstances of this collision and I would appeal for witnesses who may have seen the vehicle travelling on the road to contact Police Scotland on 101 or, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.”