Teenage cyclist Robbie Pickard killed after crash with car on B6047 Dalby Road
Police have named a a cyclist who was killed in a collision with a car near Melton last night.
Robbie Pickard, 19, of Melton, died on Sunday evening on the B6047 Dalby Road, near Great Dalby, when he was in collision with a Ford Focus on the rural, unlit road.
He suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The car driver suffered a minor injury.
The collision happened 100 yards from the entrance to an industrial estate on Melton airfield which is home to Terminal 1 Skatepark.
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No one else was injured during the collision.
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.