Tragedy as 27-year-old Scottish driver pronounced dead after police chase

Emergency services at the scene of the incident.
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A 27-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene of a fatal crash.

The incident took place on the M9 between the junctions of 8 and 9 in the Stirling area on Sunday July 7 at 11.50am.

Police say that a white Vauxhall Corsa was travelling southbound on the M9 and came off the road and landed down an embankment.

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Officers say that prior to the collision the car had been involved in a police pursuit.

Two male passengers in the car, aged 19 and 20, were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital to be checked over.

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The circumstances surrounding the collision have been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner and officers are appealing to the public to come forward with information.

A road closure will remain in place until officers have finished carrying out their investigations.

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.

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“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.”