Tributes to 'fantastic dad' who died after lorry overturned on M8

The wife of James Murray said there are 'no words' that can describe the devastation that their family feels.

Tributes to ‘fantastic dad’ who died after lorry overturned on M8 Police Scotland

A man who died when the lorry he was driving overturned on a busy motorway has been named by police.

James Murray, 54, was rescued from the heavy goods vehicle after the incident on the M8 at Hermiston Gate on Tuesday, August 23 at around 4pm.

Despite being rescued from the vehicle, Mr Murray, from Armadale in West Lothian, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Murray was rescued from the vehicle.Website

The road was closed for around 12 hours for crash scene investigators to recover the lorry and examine the area.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

In a statement, Mr Murray’s wife, Julie Murray, said he was a “fantastic dad” to their son and daughter.

She said: “There are no words that can truly describe the devastation and pain our family feels just now.

“James was my life and a fantastic dad to Lauren and Jamie and also a wonderful son.

“It’s so hard to comprehend what has happened and to think we will never see his smile or hear his laughter again.”

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances around the incident.

Anyone with information that has not yet spoken to police is asked to call 101, quoting reference 2184 of August 23.