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Driver of Audi car was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

Police in Lancashire have launched a witness appeal after a cyclist was killed when he was struck by an car on Sunday 13 April.

The fatal collision took place shortly after 0910 hours on Runshaw Lane, Euxton, which lies about three miles south of Preston.

According to Lancashire Police, two cyclists were crossing the bridge over the M6 motorway "when an Audi S3 travelling in the opposite direction failed to negotiate a left hand bend and collided with the rear of one of the bikes."

The male cyclist, aged 35 and from Whittle le Woods, died at the scene. His riding partner was uninjured.

Police say that they arrested a 36-year-old man from Ormskirk on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been bailed until July.

Sgt Steve Wignall of Lancashire Police's Road Policing Unit, said: “I would appeal for anyone for anyone who saw this incident or who witnessed any of the vehicles involved prior to the collision to get in touch.”

Anyone who has information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 0450 of Sunday, April 13th.

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Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.