New safety measure calls after Aberdeen road deaths
Best friends Edward Stalker and Derek Dawson died after their car careered off road.
Calls have been made for new safety measures on an Aberdeenshire road after two young men were killed in a horrendous road crash.
The accident occurred on Friday night when 23-year-old Edward Stalker lost control of the BMW car he was driving.
Mr Stalker and his best friend Derek Dawson, 24, died after the car sped off the A947 road, plunging 150 feet down an embankment before smashing into a tree.
Ambulance crews were called to the scene but found the two Cairnorries men dead on arrival.
The A947 stretch between Turriff and Aberdeen is a notorious accident blackspot. Over the last six years, eight people have died as a result of crashes at this bend.
These latest deaths have prompted calls for more to be done to improve safety on the road.
Derek's parents have said that he was a character who brought lots of joy to their family. The Stalker family were too upset to be interviewed.
It has also emerged that Eddie's brother Christopher was convicted of dangerous driving in 2003, after killing a teenage pedestrian in Aberdeen. He was sentenced to four years in jail.
Police investigating the crash have appealed for witnesses in an attempt to trace a car which was in the area at the time. They want to trace a dark blue coupe-style BMW car.