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Witness appeal after cyclist killed near Preston on Sunday

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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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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