A police probe has been launched following the death of a Fife pensioner who was involved in a car accident at the weekend.
The 69-year-old man was a passenger in a blue Toyota Yaris which was travelling on the A912 near Gateside on Sunday.
The vehicle, which was being driven by a 71-year-old woman, was involved in a collision with a silver Mercedes Sprinter van at around 7.40am.
Both occupants of the car suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Perth Royal Infirmary by ambulance for treatment
The 35-year-old driver of the van was uninjured. The elderly couple were later released from hospital.
But the elderly man tragically passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning at his home in Glenrothes, more than three days after the crash.
The stretch of the A912 between Gateside and Glenfarg was recently closed for a fortnight for resurfacing.
Local councillor Andy Heer said the road, a route between Glenrothes and Perth, was in good condition and there were no great concerns about its safety.
However, he said it was a twisty road with hilly sections.
The Conservative councillor for Howe of Fife and Tay Coast said: “This very sad news. My thoughts are with the family of those concerned.
“This road can be steep in places and has some quite nasty bends.”
Police are now investigating the circumstances of the initial collision and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Police Sergeant Ewan Pearce of Fife Division’s Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the gentleman’s family at this time.
“We are now investigating this collision and I would ask anyone who was on A912, near to the disused Balcanquhal Quarry, in the early hours of Sunday, February 10, and has any information that can assist our inquiries, to please get in touch with us as soon as possible.”
Those with information can contact officers at Fife’s Road Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident number 1310 of February 10.
Or alternatively, witnesses can report information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.