Cyclist dies after Highlands road accident

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: PA

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A 21-year-old cyclist died after a horror crash on a country road in the Highlands.

• Cyclist dies after collission with Ford Transit pick-up

• Incident occurred on Wester Abercalder road near Gorthleck, Inverness-shire

The collision between a Ford Transit pick-up and the cyclist occurred on the unclassified Wester Abercalder public road near Gorthleck, Inverness-shire.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the tragic accident at 6.10pm on Thursday.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “As a result of the collision a 21 year old man died at the scene.

“Officers from Police Scotland attended along with Highland and Islands Road Policing Unit Officers who carried out a full investigation at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing at this stage. No further details are available at present.”

It is believed the victim was from outwith the Highlands area.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101.

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