Police appeal for witnesses after pedestrian killed on A77

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Police are appealing for information after a man was knocked down and killed on the A77 near Ayr.

Around 1.25am on Friday, December 4, the man, who has not been named by police, was struck by a Volvo articulated heavy goods vehicle as he was crossing the A77 on foot between the Whitletts and Holmston roundabouts.

The driver of the vehicle, a 41 year-old man, contacted emergency services.

The man was taken to Ayr Hospital by ambulance where he later died of his injuries.

No other vehicles were involved and no one else was injured. The road was closed in both directions for a period to allow for police investigation. The A77 is now open.

Sergeant Kevin Blackley, Irvine Trunk Road Policing Group, said: “This was a serious collision which has resulted in the death of a man.”

“The road was closed in both directions to allow specialist officers to conduct their investigation. Our enquiries continue to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.”

“I would therefore ask that anyone who saw the crash happen or who has any information that will help us with our enquiries to contact Irvine Road Policing Department via 101.”