Man who died in M9 crash following police chase named

Declan Connell was pronounced dead after his car crashed on the M9 and landed down an embankment.

Man who died in M9 crash following police chase named Police Scotland

A man who died after crashing on the M9 during a police pursuit has been named.

Declan Connell died after a white Vauxhall Corsa he was driving southbound between junctions eight and nine in the Stirling area came off the road and landed down an embankment on July 7.

The 27-year-old from Falkirk was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services.

Two male passengers in the car, aged 19 and 20, were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital to be checked over.

The road was closed while officers carried out investigation work and partially reopened around 10.30pm. The road was fully re-opened around 2.40pm on Monday.

The circumstances surrounding the collision have been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.

Chief Inspector Mark Patterson said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who has died and extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“We are appealing for any witnesses, particularly motorists with dash-cam footage, to please get in touch.

“Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1377 of Sunday, July 7, 2024.”

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