Youth named following fatal road collision in Crossgates

Published 19 June 2018

James MorrisonPolice in Fife can now confirm the identity of a young man who died following a road collision over the weekend.

He was 15-year-old James Morrison from Cowdenbeath.

James sustained serious injuries after he was involved in a collision with a Renault Traffic MPV on the B925 road near to Crossgates at around 11.45 pm on Saturday 16th June. Emergency services responded to the scene, where James was sadly pronounced dead. No one else was injured during this incident and inquiries to establish the full circumstances are continuing. Anyone with information is asked to come forward.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, James Morrison's family said, “James was a caring fun loving son, grandson and brother who would do anything for anybody. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

The family wish to express their thanks for the messages they have received and they wish to be left to come to terms with their loss.”

His sister, Tammi added, “James was a wee raj and my wee best pal from birth. A bond that can’t be broken. I will love and miss him everyday.”

Inspector Brenda Sinclair from Fife's Road Policing Unit said, "Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family of James Morrison at this time and we are continuing with our investigation to establish exactly what has happened.

"I would urge any motorists or members of the public who were in the area of the B925 on Saturday evening and witnessed the collision to contact police immediately if they have not already done so.

"Similarly, if you believe you have any other information relevant to this inquiry then please also get in touch."

Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit in Fife via 101 and quote incident number 4806 of the 16th June.


Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Cowdenbeath, Fife, West (Fife)


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