Driver dies after Scots police chase on M9 ends in horror crash

A number of emergency officers look down the embankment following the horror crash.
-Credit: (Image: Fife Jammer Locations/FJL Services)

A driver has died in a horror crash on the M9 motorway, after being pursued by police.

The incident happened on the M9 between junction 8 and 9 on Sunday, July 7 at around 11:50am. A white Vauxhall Corsa was travelling southbound on the motorway, when it veered off the road and landed down an embankment.

The 27-year-old male driver of the vehicle was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Two male passengers in the car, aged 19 and 20, were rushed to Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Officers say the circumstances surrounding the collision have been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner. The road remains closed and won't open until police have finished carrying out their investigations.

A number of officers were pictured at the scene looking down the embankment. Another image shows mercy crews on the road after the incident.

The M9 is closed southbound after a serious crash.
The M9 is closed southbound after a serious crash. -Credit:FJL

Chief Inspector Mark Patterson said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who has died and extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“We are appealing for any witnesses, particularly motorists with dashcam footage, to please get in touch.

“Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1377 of Sunday, 7 July, 2024.”

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