The incident happened around 9:05pm on Monday November 29 on the B993.
A black Audi A3 travelling on the B993 Torphins to Kincardine O'Neil road, near to Ardmore Wood, left the road and struck a tree.
The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He is still to be formally identified, however his family have been informed.
Enquiries into the cause of the crash are ongoing and officers are appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch.
Sergeant Christopher Smith said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this time.
"We are conducting extensive enquiries into the circumstances of this incident and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, the car prior to the collision or who has dash cam footage which may assist to get in touch."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 3433 of 29 November, 2021.