Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Teenager remains in critical condition following fatal Kirkcaldy crash

The road was closed for several hours after the crash.
The road was closed for several hours after the crash.

A young man remains gravely ill in hospital following a serious car crash on the outskirts of Kirkcaldy at the weekend.

Connor Aird, 17, is in a critical condition at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after suffering significant injuries in a one-vehicle accident on the A915 Standing Stane Road at around 8.40am on Sunday.

His friend Ethan King, who was also 17, was killed in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, while 18-year-old Danny Stevens was also taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he is in a stable condition.

Ethan was a member of the Glenrothes Athletic club.

A 17-year-old boy, who had been driving the black Vauxhall Corsa which left the roadway, has been arrested in connection with the incident and is recovering at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital after sustaining serious but not life threatening injuries.

Police have issued an appeal for anyone who saw the car or may have information which would help their inquiry to get in touch.

Sergeant Ewan Pearce, of Fife Road Police Unit, said: “Sadly a 17-year old has lost his life in this incident and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

“Our inquiries to establish the events leading up to and surrounding this incident continue.

“We would urge anyone who may have seen the black Vauxhall Corsa travelling in the area at the time or who may have information about it to get in touch.

“Anyone with information can call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 1257 of 11 November, or make an anonymous call to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Ethan has been described as “one in a million” and “happy go lucky” by friends on social media, and a memorial is being arranged to celebrate his life this coming weekend.

Family and friends will also gather for the event on Kirkcaldy Promenade at 6pm on Saturday, giving people the chance to go along and pay their respects by lighting a candle and placing it on the sea wall.

Tributes paid to Kirkcaldy teenager killed in Standing Stane crash

Ethan, Connor and Danny, who all lived in Kirkcaldy, all previously attended Kirkcaldy High School, and special assemblies were held on Monday morning for pupils and staff going through the grieving process.

Floral tributes have been placed near the scene of Sunday morning’s crash, which forced the closure of the main road between Kirkcaldy and Leven for around seven hours as crash investigators tried to establish the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

Ethan was the front seat passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident and emergency services were unable to save him.

Both Connor and Danny were flown by air ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Danny’s condition is understood to remain serious, but doctors are optimistic he will pull through.

Heartbroken friends have also rallied round to fundraise to help pay funeral costs for Ethan’s family, with a GoFundMe page set up in Ethan’s memory smashing its £1,000 target within just 18 minutes of going live.

It went on to hit around £6,000 in just 15 hours, with more money expected to flood in over the coming days.

Ethan played football for Glenrothes Athletic.

The club said its thoughts and prayers were with Ethan’s family at this sad time, while a minute’s silence has been organised for all Association of Fife Youth Football Clubs (AFYFC) matches taking place this weekend.

Raith Rovers Football Club also paid tribute.

A statement on its Facebook page said: “On behalf of Raith Rovers, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of local boy Ethan King and everyone connected with Glenrothes Athletic on their tragic loss. RIP Ethan.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in