A GLENROTHES man has died in a road accident.

Robert Gibson was killed as he walked on the A92, just north of the Ladybank turn-off, around 9.10 p.m. on Monday night.

It is thought that the 27 year-old may have been struck by several vehicles, but police are appealing for witnesses in an attempt to find out exactly what happened to him.

The road was particularly busy at the time of the accident, but had to be closed for three hours while investigators examined the scene, between the village and Melville Lodges.

Mr Gibson is believed to have lived with his partner in the town's Warout Gardens and to have attended a funeral earlier in the day. His death completed a day of tragedy on Fife's roads.

Two men were killed in a rush hour accident involving three cars and a motorcycle near Dunfermline.

Three people were also hurt in the smash, all of whom have been detained in the town's Queen Margaret Hospital where the condition of one of the injured has been described as "critical''.

And another man died when his car left the road and fell into a ditch on the A907 between Gartarry and Bogside around 9.30 p.m.