First picture of ‘loving son’ killed in ‘hit-and-run’ as man, 32, arrested as cops hunt car

This is the first picture of the man who died in a suspected hit-and-run, as his devastated relatives paid tribute to their “loving son, brother, uncle and friend”.

Police named the 46-year-old man who died at the scene as Stephen Davis, from Cowdenbeath in Fife.

Stephen Davis died in a fatal collision on Cowdenbeath High Street


Stephen Davis died in a fatal collision on Cowdenbeath High StreetPhoto credit: Police Scotland

A 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the fatal collision on the High Street in Cowdenbeath at around 8.30pm on Thursday, September 14.

He was charged in connection with the incident and appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Monday.

Mr Davis was struck by a gray Audi SQ5 while crossing the road.

After the alarm was triggered, rescue workers were taken to the busy thoroughfare.

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But Mr. Davis could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr. Davis, who tragically lost his long-term partner in July, was actively involved in community projects in his hometown.

His heartbroken family paid tribute to him by sending a statement to officers and thanking bystanders who came to Mr Davis’ aid during the horrific incident.

It said: “We are devastated by the loss of Stephen and the circumstances and timing that led to his death.

“We are still grieving the loss of his long-term partner, who passed away in July, and we are still unable to understand the nature of his death.”

“Stephen was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.

“Stephen and his partner have also worked together to make Cowdenbeath Market Garden a true community project. We will all miss him very much.”

“We would like to thank the bystanders who attempted to assist Stephen at the scene, any witnesses who provided information and also Police Scotland.”

“We would ask that our privacy be respected as we mourn Stephen.”

Officers have again appealed to witnesses to help locate the gray Audi SQ5, which appeared to have driven towards Perth Road immediately after the collision.

It is understood the vehicle was driven towards north-east Fife.

The engine has not yet been traced.

Police urged residents to look for a car of this description that may have been parked in an unknown location or if they have any new information to contact them.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: If you can help, please call Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 3653 of Thursday 14 September 2023

“A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident. He appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Monday, September 18.”

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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