THE grieving parents of a Ladybank teenager tragically killed in a car crash have paid tribute to their son.
Aaron Dickie (18) was a passenger in the Honda Civic that landed on its roof after plunging six feet from the A92 near Kirkcaldy on Saturday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver — also 18 and from Ladybank — was rushed to hospital in Dunfermline but escaped serious injury.
Aaron’s mum and dad, Allison Clunie and Morris Dickie, this week spoke of their anguish at losing their son, a former pupil at Bell Baxter High School in Cupar.
They said: “Aaron loved life and always lived it to the full.
“We, his brothers Aiden and Jon, and all his family and friends will miss him terribly.”
Local councillor David MacDiarmid sent his condolences to Aaron’s family and friends following the tragedy.
He said: “They must be devastated at the loss of another teenager who should just be starting out in life.
“The community of Ladybank must be shocked to the core, as it’s had more than its fair share of tragedy involving ‘bits of bairns’ in recent times. It is all so sad.”
The grey Civic was travelling north at around 10.20pm when it left the road on the Thornton bypass section of the A92.
The car plunged down an embankment just north of the Redhouse roundabout on what was a wintry Saturday night.
It is believed no other vehicles were involved.
Anyone who may have seen the car at the time of the accident or shortly before in the Kirkcaldy area should contact the police on 0845 600 5702.
Saturday’s accident is the latest in a string of fatal crashes on the A92 this year.
On Bonfire Night, Sara-Louise Scott (20) from St Andrews lost her life when the car she was travelling in with her boyfriend Jamie Murray, of Ladybank, overturned near Freuchie.
Fife Police figures show there were another two fatalities on the A92 north of New Inn and four accidents resulting in serious injury in the preceding 12 months.
Last month members of the Glenrothes Area Futures Group staged a public demonstration outside Fife Council headquarters as part of their campaign to have the A92 made safer.
Their proposals include having the trunk road dualled north of Glenrothes.