Police Scotland are appealing for information following a fatal road crash on the M8 motorway.

The incident happened around 5.

05am on Sunday when a blue Audi Q7 left the road on the M8 westbound near to junction 31.

Emergency services attended the scene and two men both aged 27 and one man aged 31 were pronounced dead at the scene. Their families have been informed.

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

The westbound carriageway remains closed at this time while a full collision investigation is carried out.

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.

“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, 19 September, 2021.”