Woman and boy killed in A92 crash named

Bartek Plachta (8) and Monika Lewandowska-Ritchie (36) were killed in the crash on the A92 on Monday.
Bartek Plachta (8) and Monika Lewandowska-Ritchie (36) were killed in the crash on the A92 on Monday.

Police in Fife have confirmed the identities of the two people who died following a road collision on the A92.

They were eight-year-old Bartek Plachta from Poland and 36-year-old Monika Lewandowska-Ritchie from Durham.

Bartek's family paid tribute to him as a 'much loved and treasured son and brother'.

Bartek's family paid tribute to him as a 'much loved and treasured son and brother'.

Bartek was a backseat passenger in the Ford Focus car driven by Monika, which was involved in a collision with an Iveco lorry, just north of the Redhouse Roundabout.

A nine-year-old boy, who was also a backseat passenger within the car sustained serious facial injuries during the incident, while the 36-year-old male front passenger was uninjured.

The lorry driver was also not injured.

The families of Bartek and Monika paid tribute to their loved ones in statements released through Police Scotland.

Monika's family said she was 'a loving wife, mother, sister and daughter'.

Monika's family said she was 'a loving wife, mother, sister and daughter'.

Bartek’s family said: “Bartek was a much loved and treasured son and brother.

“He was a very popular boy who touched the hearts of many and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and cared for him.

“The family are requesting privacy at this most difficult time.”

Monika’s family said: “Monika was a loving wife, mother, sister and daughter who was much loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew and cared for her.

“Our family are requesting privacy at this most difficult time.”

Police are continuing their inquiries into this collision and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Inspector Brenda Sinclair from the Road Policing Unit said: “Once again, our sympathies are with the families of Bartek and Monika and we will continue to provide them with all the necessary support and they assistance they require.

“Fife Road Policing Unit has been conducting a thorough investigation into the full circumstances surrounding this tragic incident and we remain keen to speak to any motorists who were on the A92 at around 2.55pm on Monday, April 4 and witnessed the collision.

“In addition, anyone with any further information that can assist with our inquiries should also get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.