Man dies in M80 crash near junction 8 that saw motorway closed for hours

A man has died after the vehicle he was driving crashed on the M80.

The incident happened around 12.40pm on Sunday on the M80 southbound at junction 7 near Haggs.

Emergency services attended the scene where the man was pronounced dead.

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The road was closed for several hours, with diversions in place there and the nearby M876 junction which was also closed.

Sergeant David Ross said: "Around 12.40pm on Sunday, 17 January, 2021, emergency services attended a report of a one-vehicle road crash on the M80 southbound at junction 7 near Haggs.

"The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash are ongoing. The road remains closed and local diversions are in place."

"Anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or anyone with dashcam footage which could assist the investigation is asked to contact police via 101, quoting incident number 1419 of 17 January."



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