Update: Man arrested following fatal M8 crash near Glasgow that killed three men

THREE men have died following a fatal crash on the M8. 

The accident took place at 5.05am this morning when a blue Audi Q7 left the road at junction 31, near Bishopton.

Two men, both aged 27, and one man, 31, were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Five other men were taken to hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The westbound carriageway remains closed while police carry out a collision investigation.

Inspector Darren Cook, of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of those who have lost their lives as a result of this crash.

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“Our enquiries are currently ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and we are seeking assistance from the public to help with our investigation.

“Although this happened in the early hours of the morning, we believe there may be other road users that can help with our enquiry.  

“I would ask if you were driving in the area around the time of the incident or have possible dashcam footage that you come forward and speak to officers.

“Police can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting incident number 0860 of Sunday, September 19."