Edinburgh bypass A720 closed at Straiton junction after pedestrian hit by car

The Edinburgh City Bypass is closed in both directions after a pedestrian was hit by a car early this morning.

Police were called to the scene on the A720 near the Straiton junction shortly after 5.10am following reports of a crash involving a pedestrian and a car on the southbound carriageway.

Emergency services have been on the scene for almost five hours and the road remains closed.

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Police later confirmed the 25-year-old pedestrian died at the scene and the road has reopened.

The Edinburgh City Bypass is currently closed