Man dies after being hit by van as M8 closed for hours

A 33-year-old man died after the incident on Tuesday night.

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A man has died after he was struck by a van on the M8 in West Lothian.

Emergency services were called to the crash near Bathgate around 6.20pm on Tuesday.

A 33-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s not known why he was walking on the motorway.

The incident happened on the M8 eastbound, between junctions 4 and 3a, near the Pyramids Business park.

The road was closed for around seven hours as an investigation took place into the crash, which involved a white Peugeot Boxer van.

Sergeant Andrew Trotter said: “Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of those involved in this incident.

“We are currently conducting enquires to establish the full circumstances surrounding the crash and are appealing to members of the public who may have any information that could help with our investigation.

“The road would have been busy with other motorists at the time and I would ask if you witnessed the collision or have any information that you contact officers.

“I would also ask if you have any dashcam footage of the area that you come forward and speak to police.”

If you have information that may help police contact them on 101.