Pedestrian killed while walking on M8 in Glasgow

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Traffic Jam at Drumbeck RoadImage source, Traffic Scotland
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The incident led to tailbacks on the M77 and the M8

A pedestrian has died after he was struck by a car while walking on the eastbound carriageway of the M8 in Glasgow.

Police Scotland said the 41-year-old man was struck by a Vauxhall Astra, near the on-slip from the M77.

The victim, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene, a force spokeswoman said.

The driver, a 36-year-old man, was not injured in the incident, which happened at about 19:25 on Wednesday.

Sgt Jon Mochan said: "I am appealing for any witnesses to the crash to contact us, or anyone who saw a man walking on the motorway, as they may have information that will assist our investigation.

"I am also keen to hear from any drivers who were on the road at the time who have dashcam footage. This footage will also assist our ongoing inquiries into this crash."

Traffic Scotland said the M8 was closed eastbound at junction 22 and the M77 was shut northbound after junction one, leading to long tailbacks.

The road later reopened.