Police name couple killed when car went up in flames after motorway crash

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A couple who tragically died in a horror motorway crash on Sunday have been named by police.

David Campbell, 54 and Allison Campbell, 51, sadly lost their lives following the incident on the M8 motorway at Charing Cross, Glasgow, Scotland.

A white coloured BMW went up in flames after it collided with a crash barrier at around 2.40pm on the eastbound carriageway.

Emergency services raced to the scene following reports of the incident, however the two occupants in the car, Mr and Mrs Campbell, were sadly both pronounced dead.

Horrifying photos from the scene of the accident showed a huge ball of flames engulfing the car.

A thick plume of black smoke could also be seen billowing into the air as firefighters tackled the raging flames.

The road was closed for several hours whilst police carried out their investigations.

Police Scotland released statement on Monday night which said: "Police Scotland can confirm the names of the two people who died when the BMW car in which they were traveling crashed on the M8 motorway in Glasgow on Sunday, October 18.

"They were David Campbell (54) and Allison Campbell (51)."

Sergeant John Bradford from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, commented: “Our thoughts remain with David and Allison’s family at this sad time. I would ask that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

“Our investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this incident and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the crash or have any information that could assist with our enquiries to get in touch.

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on the 101 number, quoting incident 2002 of October 18.

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