Man, 32, dies in crash that closed major motorway for over five hours

Driver pronounced dead at scene of crash involving silver Vauxhall Astra on the M9 northbound.

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A 32-year-old man has died in a crash near Falkirk that closed one of Scotland’s main motorways for more than five hours.

The crash, which involved a silver Vauxhall Astra, took place on the M9 northbound between junctions six and seven at around 6.35pm on Saturday.

Emergency services attended and the driver – the sole occupant of the car – was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for around five and a half hours to allow for investigations to take place at the scene.

Sergeant Lee Walkingshaw of Glenrothes Road Policing said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family of the man who died and our work to establish the full circumstances is ongoing.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen the vehicle before the crash or who has dash-cam footage that might help with our enquiries to get in touch.

“I would also appeal to anyone who witnessed the crash and who has not already spoken to police to contact us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference number 2739 of 14 January, 2023.

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