Man dies after being struck by lorry near Scots golf course as road shut for 9 hours

A man has died after being struck by a lorry near a Scots golf course.

The road was closed for nine hours following the fatal crash (C) Google Maps The road was closed for nine hours following the fatal crash

He had been walking along Birnie Road in Elgin, Moray, at 10am on Tuesday, when he was hit by the HGV. Emergency services raced to the crash site but the 42-year-old was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed for over nine hours while police enquiries into the fatal smash were carried out.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ” Officers received report of a crash involving a HGV and a pedestrian on an unclassified road, known locally as Birnie Road, in Elgin which was reported around 10am on Tuesday, April 26.

“Emergency services attended and a 42-year-old man, the pedestrian, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The road adjacent to the golf course was closed for more than nine hours while enquiries into the crash were carried out.”

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