A MAN has died following a serious car crash.

A 40-year-old man has died following a serious road traffic collision on the M275, near Tipner Lane.

Despite the "best efforts of an ambulance crew, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene" following the incident at 9.41am today.

His passenger, a 23-year-old man was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The man's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the fatal accident.

A police spokesperson said: "We are investigating the exact circumstances of the collision and are keen to speak to anyone with information.

"Were you in the area at the time? Perhaps you saw the vehicle in the run-up to the collision? Do you have dash-cam footage?

"Anyone with information is asked to phone 101 and quote the reference 44200261950."