A pedestrian who died after being hit by multiple cars on the M8 on Thursday has been identified. 

The family of the 43-year-old who is from the west of Scotland has been informed. 

Emergency services were called to the scene between junctions 7A and 78 Westbound in Baillieston on Thursday around 8.45pm.

The man was walking on the live lane of the M8 westbound. 

The road was closed until 2pm on Friday while a collision investigation was carried out. 

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Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the incident by Road Policing Officers.

Sergeant Scott Sutherland from Motherwell Road Policing Unit, said: “We have now identified the man involved in this crash and informed his family. Our thoughts continue to be with them at this time, along with those involved in this crash.

"I would like to thank those witnesses who have assisted with our enquiries so far and ask anyone who has yet to speak to officers and pass on relevant information to do this as soon as possible. I am particularly looking to speak with the driver of a red articulated HGV who we understand was travelling westbound on the M8 at the time of the collision and could have information to help the investigation. 

"Anyone with information should report this to Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3302 of November 19.”