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Woman's crash death re-examined

The death of a woman in a road crash in Aberdeenshire 14 years ago is being re-examined by police.

Claire Webster died after the 4x4 driven by her husband left the road and smashed into a tree.

The 32-year-old's husband Malcolm survived the crash, which happened on 28 May 1994 near Oldmeldrum.

Grampian Police have now issued letters to residents in the area appealing for information about a crash which happened weeks earlier.

The letter, from Det Insp Phil Chapman, states that the previous crash occurred in the evening some time between March and May 1994 in the Tarves/Oldmeldrum area.

Farmer appeal

It states that a couple aged between 30 and 40 were inside a 4x4 and that a farmer used a tractor to tow the vehicle back onto the road.

Det Insp Chapman appeals for the unidentified farmer, or anyone with information about him, to get in touch.

A Grampian Police spokesman said: "We can confirm we are reviewing the circumstances surrounding a road traffic collision on 28 May, 1994, on the Oldmeldrum to Auchenhuive road in Aberdeenshire where a woman tragically died.

"This review is at a very early stage and as is usual in such circumstances the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is fully aware of the matter."

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