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Cyclist dies after hit and run crash in Hitcham

PUBLISHED: 19:54 29 November 2016 | UPDATED: 17:07 30 November 2016

Fatal accident just outside the village of Hitcham on the B1115.

Fatal accident just outside the village of Hitcham on the B1115.

A man has died following a crash in Hitcham today.

Fatal accident just outside the village of Hitcham on the B1115. Fatal accident just outside the village of Hitcham on the B1115.

Two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance crew and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance rushed to Finborough Road at around 1.30pm to reports a cyclist had been involved in a collision with a car.

The road remains closed while investigation work is carried out by police.

Officers believe the cyclist was struck by a vehicle which failed to stop – and now they are urgently appealing for the driver to come forward.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting CAD 179 of today (November 29).

Fatal accident just outside the village of Hitcham on the B1115. Fatal accident just outside the village of Hitcham on the B1115.

• Police are trying to trace a lorry in connection with the accident - see CCTV images here.

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