Update: Cyclist killed in collision

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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.

Leave your tributes to Mr Prior in the comment box below.

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5:00pm Tue 9 Feb 10

BernaP says...

Rest in peace Cousin Harry.
MBF&S x
Rest in peace Cousin Harry. MBF&S x BernaP
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9:40pm Tue 9 Feb 10

JackyM says...

Cousin Harry, you are in our thoughts. Rest in peace.
Jacky & Bob x
Cousin Harry, you are in our thoughts. Rest in peace. Jacky & Bob x JackyM
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10:07am Wed 10 Feb 10

mandywardall says...

Your smile and your presence will never be forgotten, though your life was too short on this earth. My heart breaks for Auntie Dot, Ian and Dawn. I saw you last under such sad circumstances, but admired you for all that you said and how you said it. I wish we had had more time to laugh with you. With Love
Mandy Wardall (nee Prior)
Your smile and your presence will never be forgotten, though your life was too short on this earth. My heart breaks for Auntie Dot, Ian and Dawn. I saw you last under such sad circumstances, but admired you for all that you said and how you said it. I wish we had had more time to laugh with you. With Love Mandy Wardall (nee Prior) mandywardall
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2:02pm Wed 10 Feb 10

Penny Hewitt says...

Dear Cousin Harry

There are no words to describe the sadness and loss that I feel at this time, for myself and everyone that knew you. Memories of your smile will stay with me and I will never forget you. All my love Penny Hewitt (nee Prior)
Dear Cousin Harry There are no words to describe the sadness and loss that I feel at this time, for myself and everyone that knew you. Memories of your smile will stay with me and I will never forget you. All my love Penny Hewitt (nee Prior) Penny Hewitt
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7:22am Thu 11 Feb 10

Rachel S says...

Thinking of you and your family and remembering your laughter.
Rachel Sales (nee Smith)
Thinking of you and your family and remembering your laughter. Rachel Sales (nee Smith) Rachel S
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7:22am Thu 11 Feb 10

Rachel S says...

Thinking of you and your family and remembering your laughter.
Rachel Sales (nee Smith)
Thinking of you and your family and remembering your laughter. Rachel Sales (nee Smith) Rachel S
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9:03am Thu 11 Feb 10

spo1 says...

my best friend for 35yrs,you will always be in our thoughts and never forgotten.Thanks for making me laugh so much over the years,gonna miss you mate ollie,Tam,Littleman & Mel
my best friend for 35yrs,you will always be in our thoughts and never forgotten.Thanks for making me laugh so much over the years,gonna miss you mate ollie,Tam,Littleman & Mel spo1
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4:48pm Thu 11 Feb 10

onion says...

my pretend big bro,gunna miss u so much we had alot of good times.i feel very honoured to have known u for so many years....will never ever forget you harry....love you lots,charlotte(onion
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my pretend big bro,gunna miss u so much we had alot of good times.i feel very honoured to have known u for so many years....will never ever forget you harry....love you lots,charlotte(onion ) onion
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1:18pm Wed 17 Feb 10

anthony roberts says...

HELLO DAWN, DOT AND IAN. I can't imagine what you must be going through, but The most important thing to remember is that Harry was a good friend.THE FUN STARTER. He spent many a year at my place, both day and night. With Me, Carla, Chris, Rob, Wib and others who would drop by. He was that SPARK OF LIGHT, who braught the fun. Who could lift the mood of the day. Be it a jam session, lunch break, an evening of fun and he will hold a big place in my/our hearts. God bless you Harry, I expect you to keep the theme going in HEAVEN, AND THERE BETTER BE A PLACE AT THE TABLE IN YOUR ROOM, where we can start where we left off and compleate the session. from TONE, TREBBLE, BASS `N` SQUELCH. love you allways man. PEACE BE WITH YOU.
HELLO DAWN, DOT AND IAN. I can't imagine what you must be going through, but The most important thing to remember is that Harry was a good friend.THE FUN STARTER. He spent many a year at my place, both day and night. With Me, Carla, Chris, Rob, Wib and others who would drop by. He was that SPARK OF LIGHT, who braught the fun. Who could lift the mood of the day. Be it a jam session, lunch break, an evening of fun and he will hold a big place in my/our hearts. God bless you Harry, I expect you to keep the theme going in HEAVEN, AND THERE BETTER BE A PLACE AT THE TABLE IN YOUR ROOM, where we can start where we left off and compleate the session. from TONE, TREBBLE, BASS `N` SQUELCH. love you allways man. PEACE BE WITH YOU. anthony roberts
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6:30pm Wed 17 Feb 10

MissBP says...

Thankyou SO much to Dorothy for writing to me and letting me know the devastating news. He was a totally gorgeous person and he made me laugh so much in our short time we spent together in Yeovil. He will be greatly missed.
R.I.P big H xxxxxx
Thankyou SO much to Dorothy for writing to me and letting me know the devastating news. He was a totally gorgeous person and he made me laugh so much in our short time we spent together in Yeovil. He will be greatly missed. R.I.P big H xxxxxx MissBP
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