Community left devastated by tragic death of teenagers
A horrific road crash in Fife has claimed the lives of two young men – a tragedy that has shaken their home town and left an entire community in mourning, writes
A COMMUNITY is “united in grief” after two local teenagers died in a car crash in Kirkcaldy.
Ethan King, 17, died after the car he was travelling in with three friends left the A915 Standing Stane Road near Kirkcaldy last Sunday.
His friend Connor Aird, also 17, was taken to the Western General hospital in Edinburgh but lost his fight for life on Friday evening.
Devastated local young people raised around £10,000 to give Ethan a “good send off”. It is not known if that will now also go towards Connor’s funeral.
Emergency services were called at around 8.45am on Sunday following reports of the single car accident. Witnesses provided first aid, but despite the efforts of the emergency services, the 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the car, also 17, has been arrested in connection with the singlecar incident after he was taken to hospital in Dundee with serious injuries.
All three friends played football with the Glenrothes Athletic under-19s squad, and teammates across Fife were left shocked as news of the accident spread throughout the region.
A number of football teams held minute’s silences before their game in respect of their fellow players.
Derek Alan, headteacher of Kirkcaldy High School, where the boys were former pupils, said the school and wider community was “united in grief” after the loss.
He said: “I have been immensely proud of our young people this week. They have shown tremendous empathy, respect and resilience in the aftermath of Sunday’s tragic news. Of course, we all felt a bit overwhelmed on Monday morning as we reacted as a school community.
“After our special assemblies and minute of silence first thing, we made a quiet space available with specially
I have been immensely proud of our young people this week. They have shown tremendous empathy, respect and resilience in the aftermath of Sunday’s tragic news