POLICE have confirmed that three men died in a crash on the M8 motorway near Langbank early on Sunday.
The incident happened around 5am when a blue Audi Q7 left the road on the M8 westbound near junction 31.
Two men 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.
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A 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged with road traffic offences in relation to the incident.
There was a complete closure of the motorway for several hours and the westbound carriageway was closed for most of the day while a full collision investigation was 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.”