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Witness appeal after Wiltshire cyclist killed in collision with lorry

49-year-old man died at scene of crash at Coombe Bissett

Police in Wiltshire have issued an appeal for witnesses after a cyclist was killed in a collision with a lorry on Saturday.

The fatal incident took place at 10.30am on Saturday morning near Hillcrest Farm on the A354 at Coombe Bissett, reports BBC News Wiltshire.

According to Wiltshire Police, the victim, a 49-year-old man from Salisbury, was struck by an overtaking lorry and died at the scene due to head injuries.

Another cyclist riding with him was uninjured.

Police can be contacted on 101.

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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