M8 closed for two hours after man dies suddenly in early morning incident

The man was pronounced dead at the scene in the early hours of Monday morning.

M8 closed for two hours after man dies suddenly in early morning Paisley incident iStock
Ambulance: Man pronounced dead at scene.

A busy motorway was closed for two hours on Monday morning after the sudden death of a man in Renfrewshire.

Emergency services were called to the scene on junction 27 of the M8 westbound in Paisley at 4.20am and the 56-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were also in attendance and the road was closed as investigations were carried out.

Officers say the death is not being treated as suspicious and a post mortem examination will now take place.

However an appeal has been launched in a bid for motorists in the area with dashboard-mounted cameras to come forward and share footage with police.

Traffic Scotland confirmed the road had reopened at 6.30am.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “The M8 at J27 westbound was closed this morning as officers dealt with the sudden death of a 56-year-old man.

“Police received the call around at 4.20am on Monday, May 16.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a post mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0325 of May 16.