A 25-year-old man from Montrose became the third fatality on roads in Angus in the space of a week, when he lost his life on the outskirts of Brechin on Wednesday evening.
The motorcyclist was named as Stephen McMillan.
He had been riding south from Brechin on an orange KTM motorcyle along with three other motorcyclists, who were riding a black and dark blue Honda, a blue Aprilia and a blue Yamaha motorbike, when the accident occurred at about 8.40 pm on the A935, near to Brechin Castle Garden Centre.
It is understood that the KTM and Honda bikes collided, resulting in their riders being thrown from their motorcycles.
The deceased then collided with a white Vauxhall Astra car.
Emergency services attended at the scene, but despite their best efforts the 25-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other unseated rider, an 18-year-old, suffered minor bumps and bruises and was treated at the scene. No one else was injured in the incident. The road was closed until about 4.45am, while crash investigators carried out detailed examination at the scene.
Tayside Police are appealing to anyone who was in the Brechin area on the night in question and who saw a group of motorcyclists in the area to contact them as they may have information that could assist the investigation.
Anyone with information should call 0300 111 2222, or speak to any officer.
Last Wednesday evening’s fatality followed the death of 51-year-old Douglas Buchanan from Airdrie, whose van careered off the road into a field on the A933 Brechin to Arbroath road near Friockheim on Monday.
The previous Friday, Carnoustie haulier David Murray was killed when his motorcycle was in collision with a car on the A94 Forfar to Perth Road, at the junction with the unclassified road to Kirkinch, east of Meigle.