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Two men killed after car comes off M9 near Plean

Police near scene of accident on the M9
Image caption Police near scene of accident on the M9

Two men have died after a car came off a motorway and ended up in a field.

The crash happened on the M9 near Plean, about a mile east of the Bannockburn Interchange, at about 06:50 on Saturday.

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene while a third man was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital with minor injuries, Police Scotland said.

The road was closed between junctions eight and nine for about 10 hours while police carried out investigations.

Police said a grey Toyota Hilux travelling eastbound left the road, coming to a stop in a field.

Sgt David Marr said: "Tragically, as a result of this collision, two people have lost their lives and our thoughts are with their friends and families at this time."

He appealed for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

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