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Pedestrian death toll reaches five on Scotland's roads

A man has been killed after he was hit by a car while walking along a road in Irvine, North Ayrshire.

Edward Devine was the fifth pedestrian to be killed on Scotland's roads in the space of 24 hours.

The 51-year-old, from Irvine, was struck by a Saab while walking on the town's Long Drive just after 2100 GMT on Wednesday.

He later died in Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock. The driver of the Saab was uninjured.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash to contact them.

In other incidents, Elli Williams, 16, from Auchterarder, was killed on the A9 after being hit by several vehicles near Auchterarder on Tuesday night.

Emma and Jake Grier, both 76, from Motherwell, died when they were struck by a lorry as they crossed the street in Hamilton in South Lanarkshire on Wednesday morning.

And William MacDonald, 52, died when he was knocked down by a car near Conon Bridge in the Highlands on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, a woman is being treated for serious injuries at Stirling Royal Infirmary after being hit by a car on the A9 Plean-Larbert road near to Plean Industrial Estate.

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