A YOUNG driver has died after his car smashed into a barrier in Stepps.

The collision took place on the M80 southbound slip road on Tuesday.

Police Scotland said that, at around 11.35pm, the 25-year-old was driving a silver Vauxhall Vectra off junction 3 when he hit a crash barrier.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and a 26-year-old male passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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Officers are now appealing for information from the public.

Sergeant Ryan McAuley, from the Divisional Road Policing Unit, said: “A number of people stopped to assist at the scene, however, had left prior to police arrival. I would ask any witnesses to the collision to contact us. 

“In particular, there were four men within a vehicle who were at the scene. We believe they will have seen the collision and could have information that can help us.

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“I would also ask anyone with dash-cam footage of the incident or anyone who may have seen a silver Vauxhall Vectra in the Cumbernauld area shortly before the collision to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should contact the Divisional Road Policing Department in Motherwell via 101, quoting reference number 4648 of Tuesday, June 25, 2019.