Ladybank man to stand trial over fatal crash

Cupar Sheriff Court.
Cupar Sheriff Court.

A LADYBANK man is to stand trial accused of killing his girlfriend in a car crash on the A92.

Jamie Murray (22) denies causing the death of Sara-Louise Scott by driving without due care and attention on November 5, 2010.

He is alleged to have driven at excessive speed and lost control of his car on the New Inn to Freuchie stretch of road.

Prosecutors say the vehicle mounted a verge before going into a spin, repeatedly rolling and colliding with the opposing verge.

The charge states that Sara-Louise (20), of St Andrews, died the next day in Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, as a result of her injuries.

Murray, of Queens Gardens, appeared at Cupar Sheriff Court today (Thursday, June 7).

He pleaded not guilty to the charge through defence solicitor Alan Davie.

Sheriff Charles Macnair fixed a trial for July 17.

Speaking after her death, Sara-Louise’s family paid tribute to a “fun-loving, beautiful girl”.

They said: “Sara-Louise was a much-loved daughter, granddaughter, sister, partner, niece and friend.

“We will desperately miss the bubbly, fun-loving, beautiful girl Sara was.

“She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.”