Three men have tragically died and five more have been seriously injured after a horror crash on the M8.
Emergency services raced to the scene of the one-vehicle incident westbound near to junction 31 at around 5am on Sunday, September 19,.
The crash happened after a blue Audi Q7 left the road.
Police have now confirmed two men, both aged 27, and one man, aged 31, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their families have been informed.
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Five other men were rushed to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The westbound carriageway remains closed amid a full collision investigation and police have launched an urgent appeal.
Inspector Darren Cook, of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of those who have lost their lives as a result of this crash.
“Our enquiries are currently ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and we are seeking assistance from the public to help with our investigation.
“Although this happened in the early hours of the morning, we believe there may be other road users that can help with our enquiry.
“I would ask if you were driving in the area around the time of the incident or have possible dashcam footage that you come forward and speak to officers.
“Police can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting incident number 0860 of Sunday, 19 September, 2021.”