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Man dies in Ayrshire after being struck by car

James Watson
Image caption 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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