Pedestrian named as Stephen Davis, 46, who died after being struck by a vehicle on High Street in Cowdenbeath
The family of a man who died after being hit by a vehicle in a Fife town have paid tribute to him as a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.
Stephen Davis, 46, from Cowdenbeath, was crossing the High Street in the town when he was struck by a vehicle, believed to be an Audi SQ5, at around 8.30pm on Thursday, September 14.
He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
Police are still trying to trace the vehicle involved, which was driven in the direction of Perth Road immediately after the collision.
Stephen’s family said they were “devastated” by his loss and the circumstances and timing that led to his death.
They said: “We are still grieving the loss of his long-term partner, who passed away in July, we are still unable to comprehend the nature of his passing.
“Stephen was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. Stephen and his partner also worked together to make Cowdenbeath Market Garden a real community project. He will be deeply missed by us all.
“We would like to thank the bystanders who tried to help Stephen at the scene, all the witnesses who came forward with information and also Police Scotland. We’d like to request that our privacy be respected whilst we grieve for Stephen.”
Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving
A man has appeared in court in connection with the death of Stephen Davis.
Darren McPhee, 32, from Cowdenbeath, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Monday, September 19.
He is accused of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop and not reporting the accident.
He made no plea, was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.
He is expected to appear again in the next eight days.
Police appeal for witnesses and information
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could help them with their investigation to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Kevin Petrie said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mr Davis at this difficult time, and we ask that their privacy is respected.
“We are still working to trace the vehicle involved in this collision and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen it before, during or after the incident.
“We are also appealing for anyone who may have dash-cam footage or CCTV footage that could assist us with our enquiries to get in touch as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3319 of September 14, or report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.