Interstate cyclist pronounced dead at traffic incident

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Police have confirmed a cyclist who collided with a truck on the Captain Cook Highway between Mossman and Port Douglas has died.

Preliminary information suggests the 53-year-old Victorian man was riding with a group of cyclists on the Captain Cook Highway, near the Mount Molloy turnoff at around 7.50am.

It is believed some of the cyclists came into contact with each other and the man veered into the path of on-coming traffic with initial investigations suggesting he has struck a vehicle. 


Earlier:
CYCLIST CRITICAL FOLLOWING A COLLISION WITH A TRUCK


A 4WD has been seized by police in relation to the incident. 

Emergency services attended however the man was pronounced deceased at the scene, his name has not yet been released.

Investigators from the FCU are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam vision to contact them (details below).

This death brings the road toll to over 100 deaths on Queensland roads so far this year.

About a quarter of the 2019 road fatalities in Queensland occurred on roads in the Northern part of the state, an almost 10 per cent increase on the average over the 2014 to 2018 period. 

Anyone with further information or dashcam footage of the events surrounding the crash are urged to contact Queensland Police. 

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.


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