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Lothian and Borders Police have now confirmed the identity of the woman who died after being struck by vehicles on the M8.

She is 19-year-old Elizabeth Coulter from Whitburn.

Miss Coulter had been walking on the eastbound carriageway of the motorway when she was struck by a minibus and thrown into the westbound carriageway, where she was struck by a number of vehicles.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and the road was closed in both directions for approximately six hours while police carried out enquiries.

Police continue to appeal for anyone who was on the M8 and witnessed the collision to come forward immediately.

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