Driver dies after car hits tree in West Lothian

20 June 2018, 15:52 | Updated: 20 June 2018, 15:53


A pensioner died after his car came off the road and hit a tree in West Lothian.

Passing motorists found a blue Ford B-Max car in a field near Linlithgow.

The crash happened at around 1.10am on Wednesday next to the southbound carriageway of the M9, between junctions 3 and 4.

Officers say the 71-year-old male driver was found unconscious inside the car.

Police and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed until 6.45am.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Sergeant Andy Gibb from Police Scotland said: "Tragically a man has died as a result of this collision and our sympathies are with his family at this time.

"We are still working to establish exactly what has happened and so motorists who were on the road prior to 1.10am on Wednesday and have information relevant to our investigation should contact police immediately."