A man has been killed by a lorry on the M80

30 November 2017, 12:27 | Updated: 30 November 2017, 12:28

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A male pedestrian has died after being hit by a lorry on a motorway in the dark.

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

The man died at the scene.

It is not known why he was walking on the motorway as he did not have a vehicle nearby.

The road was closed for around five hours while police carried out investigations at the scene.

Police are appealing for information about the crash.

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."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Policing Unit in Stirling via 101, quoiting incident number 0319 of 30 November.