South Scotland

Man dies after being thrown from crashed car near Beattock

M74 death Image copyright Traffic Scotland
Image caption The road was closed for several hours after the crash

A 40-year-old man has died after being hit by a car following a crash on the M74 near Beattock.

The man was a passenger in a Ford Galaxy people carrier which struck the central rope barrier on the road before coming to rest on the central reservation.

He was thrown from the vehicle and then hit by a northbound silver Mercedes.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash which happened at 17:05 on Friday.

The 40-year-old driver of the Ford Galaxy and his other three male passengers - aged, 23, 34 and 63 - were taken by ambulance to Wishaw General Hospital.

They were released after receiving treatment for minor injuries.

The 26-year-old driver of the Mercedes was not injured.

The road was re-opened at about 02:05 on Saturday.

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