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Man killed in head-on car crash in Fife

A909 near the Mossmorran gas plant Pic: Google
Image caption The crash happened on the A909 about 150m from the Mossmorran gas plant

A driver who was killed in a head-on car crash on a Fife road has been named as Andrew Dobie.

The 64-year-old was driving to work at the Mossmoran gas plant, just off the A909 near Cowdenbeath, when the accident happened at 07:15.

The father of two, from Kirkcaldy, died at the scene.

He was driving his silver Peugeot when it collided with a black Suzuki Jimny. The female driver was taken to hospital but was not thought to be injured.

It is thought black ice may have led to the crash.

His family said: "Andrew leaves behind wife Christine, children Kevin and Karen and two grandsons, and will be sadly missed."

The road, which was closed while accident investigators worked at the scene, has now reopened.

Ch Insp David McCulloch, of Fife Constabulary, said: "We are appealing for any witnesses who either saw the collision, or were on the road at the time.

"Any information will assist our crash investigation team."

Mr Dobie, of Kirkcaldy, was working as a contractor for Wood Group PSN operating at the Shell site at Mossmoran.

A spokeswoman for Aberdeen-based Wood Group said: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Andy Dobie, a highly valued long term team member."

"Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues."

Meanwhile, a female driver in her 60s was taken to Queen Margaret Hospital with suspected back injuries after her car rolled at Markinch at about 08:45.

And a 44-year-old woman was uninjured after she crashed into a tree on the B837 after skidding on black ice in Cupar at 08:58.

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