A tragic accident has seen a Scottish man lose his life after allegedly taking a selfie on a German autobahn.

Dean Steele, 22, was hit by a car on the A24 Autobahn in Gudow, near Hamburg, at around 11.40am on Sunday (1 May).

The victim was hit by an Audi A6 being driven by a 73-year-old man from the nearby town of Lauenburg. Steele, from Uddingston, Lanarkshire, died instantly.

Steele, from Uddingston, Lanarkshire, died instantly.

In a statement, police said witnesses reported seeing the three men taking "cell phone pictures of themselves".

After the incident, the two other passengers, Steele's friends, were treated for shock.

Police spokesman from the German police force Stefan Muhtz said yesterday: 'The men are clearly drunk and are currently not able to be interrogated.'

The driver of the Audi A6 was also said to be in deep shock after the accident.

"He was treated on an outpatient basis and then handed over to the care of his family," said Muhtz.

Dean Steele worked for British Gas and was said to be a huge Celtic fan.

Tributes have poured in for Dean from his friends and family, and his local pub, the Laughing Buddha, have created a collection for one of their favourite customers.

"It is with a heavy heart that we are informing you all that one of our regulars Dean Steele has passed away in tragic circumstances," the pub's Facebook page said.

"For those of you that don't already know, Dean was involved in an accident in Germany.

"We are hoping all of our staff and customers can come together at this terrible time to help his family get Dean home. There will be a collection in the bar for anyone wishing to contribute to the cost of getting him home for the send off he deserves.

"Everyone here at Laughing Buddha is absolutely devastated at this news and are thinking of Deans family at this sad time."

A JustGiving page has been set up in the hope of raising to £2,500 to help Dean's family through their difficult time.