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Police name man, 63, killed by truck in north Glasgow

Balmore Road accident scene
Image caption The incident happened on Balmore Road in the north of Glasgow

Police have released the name of a 63-year-old man who died after being hit by a lorry in the north of Glasgow.

William Brown, was hit while crossing Balmore Road, where he lived, near to Mireton Street, at 13:40 on Wednesday.

Emergency services attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The 48-year-old lorry driver was uninjured but left badly shaken.

Balmore Road was closed for four-and-a-half hours following the incident. Police have appealed for witnesses.

Constable Graeme Easton, of Police Scotland, said: "The collision occurred in a very busy stretch of road and I would appeal to both motorists and pedestrians who were in the area and saw the crash to come forward."

Image caption Balmore Road was closed for more than four hours following the incident

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