TWO people tragically died in a horror crash on the M8. 

The crash happened near to the motorway junction with Great Western Road when a car crashed into a barrier and caught fire. 

The car's two occupants, a 54-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman, were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. 

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The crash occurred at around 2.40pm yesterday. 

The road was closed at the time and has since re-opened to traffic.

Chief Inspector Darren Faulds of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of those involved with this tragic incident.

“Our enquiries are ongoing into the exact circumstances surrounding the crash and we would ask that if anyone was in the area and witnessed the crash that they contact Police Scotland.

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“I would also ask that if anyone has any possible dash-cam footage of the area at that time, to get in touch with police.

“Anyone wishing to pass on any information can contact police on the 101 number, quoting incident number 2002 of October 18.”