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Cyclist killed in lorry collision on A303 in Somerset

  • 22 November 2010
  • From the section Bristol

A 60-year-old cyclist was killed in a crash involving a lorry on a Somerset road.

Emergency services were called to the A303 at West Podimore at about 1700 GMT on Sunday, following reports of the collision.

A police spokesman said both the cyclist and lorry were travelling west at the time.

A 45-year-old man from Exeter was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

"The cyclist is thought to have crashed into a roadside ditch but was later declared dead at the scene," the Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said.

The road was closed until 2130 GMT. Any witnesses are asked to contact the force.

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