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Nicky Edwards named as pedestrian killed in M8 accident

A man who died after being struck by a car on the M8 between Livingston and Bathgate has been named.

Police said he was 37-year-old Nicky Edwards.

The incident happened at about 20:30 on Friday when a Citroen Xsara struck Mr Edwards on the westbound carriageway, between junctions 3 and 3A near Deans.

The road was closed for about six hours. Police have appealed for witnesses.

Sgt Scott Sneddon, of Police Scotland, said: "Inquiries are still ongoing and our sincere condolences go out to Nicky's family and friends.

"We're appealing for anyone who saw the incident, or who may have seen a man in the vicinity of the Deans overbridge on the M8 shortly beforehand, to get in touch as soon as possible."

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