A CYCLIST has died following a road traffic collision near Ilminster at the weekend.

Harry Prior, 37, from Seavington, was cycling on the old A303 towards the town when he was in collision with a Saab travelling in the opposite direction at about 7.30pm on Saturday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, at Boxstone Hill, Whitelackington.

The Mayor of Ilminster, Cllr Margaret Excell, has offered her condolences to Mr Prior’s relatives. She said: “It’s tragic news and my sympathies go out to the family.”

Mr Prior is survived by his mother Dot, brother Ian and sister Dawn.

Police are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the collision investigation unit on 0845-4567000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

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