Man dies in Ayrshire after being struck by car

James Watson Mr Watson had been walking close to the Bellfield interchange when he was hit by the car

An 18-year-old man has died after being struck by a car while walking along a main road in Ayrshire.

The accident happened at about 22:40 on Friday on the A77 Glasgow to Stranraer road close to the Bellfield interchange, east of Kilmarnock.

James Watson, from Kilmarnock, was hit by a Fiat Punto. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 28-year-old driver was uninjured but was taken to Crosshouse Hospital for treatment for shock.

Police closed the road for about four hours, and appealed for any witnesses to contact them.

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