Cyclist dies in collision with car on B6047 near Melton
A cyclist was killed in a collision with a car near Melton last night.
The crash involving a Ford Focus and a BMX bike happened at about 6.55pm on the B6047 Dalby Road, near Great Dalby, alongside a former wartime airfield on the outskirts of the town.
The cyclist received serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Formal identification of the deceased is yet to take place.
The driver of the Ford Focus suffered a minor injury but did not receive any hospital treatment. No one else was injured during the collision.
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Police say a number of vehicles were travelling along the road at the time of the collision.
The grey Ford Focus estate and a silver Mercedes estate car were travelling towards Great Dalby from Melton.
While two pedal cycles and a white Vauxhall Astra van were travelling in the opposite direction, when the collision happened between the Ford Focus and the purple and black BMX cycle.
Detective Constable Paul Bingham is investigating the collision, he said: "The collision occurred about 100 metres before the entrance to the industrial estate and skate park and we would urge anyone with any information who hasn't yet spoken to the police to contact us.
"If you witnessed the collision or saw any of the vehicles involved beforehand we would urge you to contact us."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Bingham on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.