Fife Driver Jailed for Causing Death of Father-of-Two on A94

A driver from Glenrothes who caused the death of a father-of-two from Angus was jailed today for 10 months after pleading guilty at a previous hearing.

Steven Hall, 59, of Alexander Rise, Glenrothes admitted killing father-of-two William Barclay, 68, by driving carelessly in his flatbed truck and causing his van to be pitched into the air and overturn before landing on top of another car. The collision happened on the A94 Coupar Angus to Forfar road on February 15th last year.

He appeared today at Dundee Sheriff Court for sentencing and was sentenced to prison for 10 months by Sheriff Alastair Carmichael. Mr Hall was also disqualified from driving for a year.

Sheriff Carmichael told him: “The level of careless driving on your part was high.

“I have to demonstrate society’s disapproval and to deter others from such driving so in my view there’s no alternative to a custodial sentence.”