Lorry driver questioned after road death

AN IPSWICH lorry driver was still being questioned today on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a cyclist died on a busy Essex road.

AN IPSWICH lorry driver was still being questioned today on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a cyclist died on a busy Essex road.

Emergency services were called to the A12 just after 7am yesterday after an articulated lorry was in collision with the bike on the south-bound carriageway at Kelvedon.

The 48-year-old cyclist suffered multiple injuries and, despite the best efforts of paramedics, was declared dead at the scene.

The lorry driver - a 38-year-old from Ipswich - was arrested by police on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and was being questioned at Colchester police station today.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and an investigation was launched to determine what led to the collision.

The accident also caused major delays for rush-hour traffic, which was diverted onto the A120 through to Witham and Chelmsford as police carried out investigations.

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And many vehicles were forced to slow to a crawl pace on the road until about lunchtime when the A12 was re-opened.

The cyclist has yet to be named, although it is understood he was a foreign national of no-fixed address.

Anyone with information about the accident should call Stanway road police on 01206 762512.

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