Tributes paid to Connor Aird, killed in Standing Stane Road tragedy

Floral tributes at the scene of the crash (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
Floral tributes at the scene of the crash (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

Tributes have been paid to Connor Aird, the second young man to die after an accident on the Standing Stane Road last weekend.

The 17-year old passed away in the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, on Friday night.

He was a passenger in the car involved in the crash which claimed the life of Ethan King (17), with two others, including the driver, still in hospital.

Derek Allan, rector at Kirkcaldy High School, where the youngsters studied, paid tribute.

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.”

Mr Allan described Connor as “a cheery and very sociable kid who got on well with others.”

He continued: “He was one of the lads. and, like Ethan, he loved his football.

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“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.”

The news of Connor’s death came just hours before a huge tribute event takes place in Kirkcaldy.

The memorial for Ethan, is expected to up to 1000 people to the waterfront in Kirkcaldy, where candles will be placed along the sea wall. It takes place at 6.00pm.

An online fundraiser has now generated almost £10,000 to help the youngster’s family, and there are collecting cans in many venues around town, while friends are auctioning football shirts to generate further funds.

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, to get in touch.

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.”

Those with information can contact Fife’s Road Policing Unit via 101, quoting incident number 1257 of 11 November.

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