Police witness appeal following cyclist fatality on A31 in Hampshire

The 40-year-old man died following collision with a white Ford Transit van yesterday evening. A 20-year-old man is being questioned.

A cyclist has died following a collision with a white Ford transit van on the A31 near Bentley, Hampshire, yesterday evening.

The 40-year-old man, who has not yet been named, was taken to hospital after the collision with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced dead.

A man in his 20s was later arrested, and is being questioned in connection to the crash.

Police were called at 7.26pm on Wednesday, August 12, to the collision on the A31 near Bentley, near its junction with Station Road.

A31, Hampshire

Both carriageways of the road were closed for a time after the crash. The Surrey-bound side of the road remained closed until the early hours while Emergency services responded and investigated the area.

Immediate next of kin have been informed but police won't name the deceased man until formal identification has taken place.

Hampshire Constabulary is appealing for witnesses, who saw the white Ford Transit van or man on his bike immediately beforehand, to contact them.