Longcroft dad and son die in road tragedy

The father and son were killed on the A91 near Auchtermuchty
The father and son were killed on the A91 near Auchtermuchty

A devoted father and son were killed in a horrific road accident at the weekend.

Bill Hawkes (54) and 14-year-old Ciaran died when the Mazda MX5 they were travelling in collided with a Kia Optima on the A91 near Auchtermuchty.

The pair, from Glasgow Road, Longcroft, had been returning from a classic car show in St Andrews when the accident occurred.

The incident happened at around 3.25 p.m. on Sunday and the road was closed for around four hours while police carried out investigations.

Telecom engineer Bill was well-known among car enthusiasts and restored classic cars in his free time.

Ciaran had just returned for the new session at Denny High School where he was in fourth year.

Today their family released a statement through the police. It stated: “Bill and Ciaran sadly died in a vehicle accident after attending a classic car show on Sunday. Their deaths are such a tragic loss.

“During their lives, both Bill and Ciaran touched so many people with their kindness, friendliness, thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit. They will be hugely missed by family and friends.

“The family is finding it extremely difficult to come to terms with this tragic sudden loss.”