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West Midlands Police appeal for witnesses to fatal crash on Saturday lunchtime

The driver of a Porsche Boxster car has been arrested on suspicion of causing death dangerous driving after a head-on crash in Solihull left a cyclist dead yesterday.

West Midlands Police said that the fatal crash happened on Eastcote Lane just before 12 Noon.

The cyclist, a 51-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene and police said that specialist officers are supporting his family.

The driver, aged 52, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and has been released while investigations continue.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes of the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is an extremely tragic incident for all involved.

“It is important that we piece together the events that led to the collision and I would appeal directly to anyone who saw what happened and has not yet contacted us, or may have caught the collision on a dash-cam to get in touch.”

Anyone who has information is asked to get in touch by calling 101, by FL_COLLISION_INVEST [at] west-midlands.pnn.police.uk (email), or through live chat between 8am and midnight on the force’s website, quoting log 1233 of 22 December.

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