M8 fatal crash: Man who died on the M8 near Baillieston has been identified

The 43-year-old man who died on the M8 near Baillieston has been identified and his family informed.

Police are still investigating the incident which happened at around 8.45pm on Thursday, November 19.

Officers were called to the M8 near junction 8 after a man was struck by a number of vehicles whilst walking on the live lane westbound.

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He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

The man who was killed in a crash on the M8 has been identified.
The man who was killed in a crash on the M8 has been identified.

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The police have now identified him as a 43-year-old man from the west of Scotland and they have informed his family.

The road was closed until Friday, November 20 in order for a collision investigation to take place, and the Road Policing officers are still looking into the circumstances around this incident.

Sergeant Scott Sutherland from Motherwell Road Policing Unit, said: “We have now identified the man involved in this crash and informed his family. Our thoughts continue to be with them at this time, along with those involved in this crash.

"I would like to thank those witnesses who have assisted with our enquiries so far and ask anyone who has yet to speak to officers and pass on relevant information to do this as soon as possible. I am particularly looking to speak with the driver of a red articulated HGV who we understand was travelling westbound on the M8 at the time of the collision and could have information to help the investigation.

"Anyone with information should report this to Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3302 of 19 November.”

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