Second teenager dies after Standing Stane Road crash

police have confirmed that a second teenager has died after a crash on Standing Stane Road last Sunday.

Saturday, 17th November 2018, 9:07 am
Updated Saturday, 17th November 2018, 4:29 pm

The 17-year-old was a passenger in a car that was involved in a collision on Standing Stane Road at around 8.45am. He passed away in the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, last night.

17-year-old Ethan King died at the scene and an 18-year-old man remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Inquiries into the collision are ongoing and officers continue to appeal to anyone who saw the black Vauxhall Corsa travelling in the area prior to the collision, or who has information that can help the investigation, to get in touch.

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Sergeant Nicola Young from Fife’s Road Policing Unit said: “Tragically as a result of the collision a second young person has lost their life and our thoughts remain with his family and friends, as well as those of the other injured parties, at this difficult time.

“I would again appeal to anyone who may have information to assist our inquiries, and has not yet spoken to officer, to come forward at their earliest convenience.”

A memorial event for Ethan King has been planned for this evening at Kirkcaldy Prom.

Derek Allan, headteacher at Kirkcaldy High School, paid tribute to his former pupils.

He said: “It is incredibly sad that we have now lost Connor as a result of the incident on the Standing Stane Road last Sunday. He and Ethan were very close and their wide circle of friends has taken another shattering blow.

“Connor was a cheery and very sociable kid who got on well with others. He was one of the lads. and like Ethan, he loved his football. He formed many close bonds with his teachers and with other staff here ... and they are heartbroken by this news.

“He had a whole life ahead of him he'll be remembered in his school. I will always recall Connor as a bright, bubbly laddie, keen on the banter.

“We got on well and I am deeply saddened that his life has been cut short. We all hope that Connor's family and friends find some comfort in knowing that he will be so badly missed.”