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Man dies in M74 crash after car veers off road near Abington Services

A man has died following a one-car crash on the M74 in the early hours of this morning.

A blue Mazda Premacy was travelling south around 2am on Wednesday, 5 December when it veered off the road near to Junction 13, close to Abington Services, and down an embankment.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and a 29-year-old man was taken to Wishaw General Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The 25-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries.

The M74 is closed southbound at Junction 11 Poneil. Traffic is being diverted off at J11 and coming back on at J13 Abington.

Police Scotland appealed for information following smash.

Sergeant John Tait, Road Police Unit, said: “We are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the M74 near to Abington in the early hours of this morning who may have seen this vehicle, or anyone who may have dashcam footage, to get in touch.

“Anyone with information should contact Police via 101 quoting incident number 0185 of Wednesday 5 December 2018.”

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