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Tribute paid to fatal Fife car crash nurse Tracy Forbes

Tracy Forbes
Image caption Tracy Forbes was a passenger of the car in the crash on the A911

The sister of a charge nurse who died in a crash with a lorry in Fife has paid tribute to the "devoted mother" who will be "sadly missed".

Tracy Forbes, 45, from Glenrothes, was a passenger of the car in the crash on the A911 from Glenrothes to Windygates, near Markinch, at 13:25 on Tuesday.

She was cut free from the Audi A5 Coupe and airlifted to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where she died at about 19:30.

The male driver of the car had minor injuries.

The lorry driver, also a man, was treated by ambulance staff at the scene.

Ms Forbes was a charge nurse at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline.

Her sister, Lee Ann Gardner, said: "Tracy was a devoted mother and sister and who was also a perfect daughter, who was a best friend to all.

Image caption Police described the crash as a 'very serious accident'

"She was a dedicated and passionate nurse who will be sadly missed by all."

A spokeswoman for NHS Fife said: "Tracy was a respected and admired nurse who worked hard and showed her patients great care and attention.

"She will be greatly missed by her patients and colleagues at Queen Margaret Hospital."

The police have issued an appeal for the drivers of two cars who were on the A911 at about the time of the crash to contact them.

Ch Insp Davie McCulloch, of Fife Constabulary, said: "We are very keen to get witness statements from the drivers and/or passengers of a small yellow car, possibly a Fiat Cinquecento, and a small, white car, possibly a Peugeot.

"We believe the occupants of these cars may have witnessed the accident itself, or are able to give us vital information which will help us complete our investigations into this tragic incident."

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