Witness appeal after fatal crash on M74

The incident happened at around 11.20am on Thursday.
The incident happened at around 11.20am on Thursday.

A 54-year-old man has died following a road crash on the M74 near to Crawford on Thursday (August 23).

The incident happened at around 11.20am when the 54-year-old man was travelling south on a Yamaha motorcycle near to junction 14. The motorcycle went out of control and collided with a safety barrier.

The man who, was from the Lesmahagow area, died at the scene. No other vehicle was involved in the crash.

Sgt Craig McDonald at Motherwell Road Policing Unit would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this crash and can be contacted by calling 101 quoting incident number 1175 of August 23.