Driver dies and passenger hurt after car careers off road in M8 crash

The fatal collision happened on the M8 in Livingston on December 23.

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A woman has died following a crash on the M8.

A driver has died after her car careered off the M8 during a one-vehicle crash.

Officers were called after a white Vauxhall Adam left the carriageway around 300 meters from the bridge over the Union Canal on the M8 between junctions three and two, in Livingston, at around 8.50 pm on Thursday.

The 20-year-old driver of the car was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with serious injuries. She died in hospital the following day.

The front seat passenger, a woman aged 21, was also taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with minor injuries and released after treatment.

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Road policing sergeant Iain McIntyre said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family of the woman who died and our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time to get in touch. In particular, anyone with dash-cam footage that could assist with our investigation is asked to call us.

“If you can help then please contact us via 101, quoting incident number 3156 of Thursday, 23 December, 2021.”