Police appeal after teenage cyclist killed near Truro

Fatal crash happened near Stithians on Saturday lunchtime

Police in Cornwall have launched an appeal for witnesses after a teenage cyclist was killed following a collision involving a van near Truro on Saturday.

Devon & Cornwall Police say they were alerted to the incident, which took place at around 1345 hours, by South Western Ambulance Service Trust’s control centre.

The cyclist, a teenager from the Truro area, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on Tubbon Hill, near Stithians, around 7 kilometres southwest of Truro.

Officers from the Roads Policing Team attended the scene and carried out a full investigation on the road, including a forensic examination.

Police have asked anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.

They can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident number 391 of 28th December 2019, or via the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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