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Scottish man dies after 'taking selfie' on German motorway

Dean Steele, 22, has been named locally as the victim. Credit: Facebook

A Scottish man has been knocked down and killed after apparently trying to take a selfie on a German motorway.

The victim, named locally as 22-year-old Dean Steele, was with two friends when he was struck by the car on the A24 Autobahn in Gudow, near Hamburg on Sunday morning.

In a statement, police in the nearby city of Lubeck said witnesses reported seeing the men taking "cell phone pictures of themselves".

A general view of the Autobahn in Germany. Credit: PA

The three men had stayed in Hamburg before travelling to the area by train.

Police said they may have been drinking prior to the crash.

They said the victim was hit by an Audi A6 being driven by a 73-year-old man.

A Foreign Office spokesman said the victim's family are aware.

They added: "We are supporting the family of a British man who sadly died in Germany on April 30 and are in contact with the local authorities."