Pedestrian dies after being hit by lorry on the M80

The incident happened about two miles south of Stirling at 3.45am on Thursday.

Fatal crash: Collision has partly shut the M80 (file pic). ©STV

A pedestrian has died after being knocked down by a lorry on the M80.

The incident happened about two miles south of Stirling at 3.45am on Thursday.

The northbound carriageway of the road is closed and diversions are in place.

Police have warned congestion is likely in the area on Thursday morning.

A spokesman said: "A fatal road traffic collision happened on the northbound carriageway of the M80 motorway about two miles south of Stirling involving a lorry and a pedestrian.

"The pedestrian has been pronounced dead.

"The northbound carriageway is currently closed and a full crash scene investigation is under way."

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