Long delays after pedestrian dies in lorry crash on M80

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a lorry on a motorway.

The collision happened on the northbound carriageway of the M80 about two miles south of Stirling at about 3.45am on Thursday.

The northbound carriageway has been closed while a crash scene investigation is carried out.

Diversions are being put in place.

Police Scotland advised motorists to avoid the area if possible as congestion was expected.

Sergeant David Ross from Stirling’s Road Policing Unit said: “Tragically as a result of this collision a man has died and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

“We have had concerned members of the public contacting us and officers are currently providing support to the family of the man who has died.

“I would ask anyone who was on the M80 motorway immediately prior to the collision, or who witnessed what happened, to contact police as soon as possible.

“Similarly, anyone with other information relevant to this inquiry are asked to come forward to help with our investigations.”