A92 death crash: Police say second vehicle hit car before it left road

Police in Fife say that a car involved in a fatal accident on Saturday night was hit by another vehicle before the crash.

By Scott McCartney
Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 11:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 12:07 pm
John King died after the collision.
John King died after the collision.

The crash on the A92 near Lochgelly took place on 9.55pm, around half a mile east of the junction for Cowdenbeath.

The driver of a red Vauxhall Meriva, who was later named as John King (63) from the Ballingry area, was involved in the collision and died at the scene following the incident.

Police initially said that it was a one-car crash, but now officers have revealed that another vehicle collided with the Vauxhall before it left the road.

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Inspector Andy Mather of Fife Road Policing said: "Following extensive enquires into this incident, we have now established that another vehicle collided with the Vauxhall prior to it leaving the road.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have been travelling in the Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly area or on the A92 dual carriageway around 9pm to 10pm that evening, particularly if you saw a black coloured 4x4 type vehicle.

"Anyone who may have dashcam footage from the time is asked to review this and pass on anything which may be of note.

"Any information can be passed to police by calling 101, quoting incident 3941 of 12 September or by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."