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Teenage cyclist killed on A4 at Clatford

A teenage cyclist from Hampshire was killed in a collision with a van at the Clatford crossroads on the A4, about a mile and a half to the west of Marlborough just before 6pm on Wednesday (July 25.).

“He was out cycling with his family when he was in collision with a white Mercedes van driven by a 32-year-old man from Melksham on the A4 at the Clatford junction to the west of Marlborough,” said the police report.  

The 14-year old boy was certified dead at the scene following the collision with a white 'Sprinter' type van.  It is believed he was staying with relatives in the area.

Sergeant Dick Moorhouse, a member of SCIT, told Marlborough News Online: “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this tragic incident so that we can prepare a full report for the coroner.   Witnesses can contact the investigation team on 101 - extension 720 3112 and ask for PC James Trafford, or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The A4 was closed until approximately 23.30 while the Wiltshire Police Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) carried out their investigation at the scene.

An inquest into the death of the boy will be formally opened and adjourned in Salisbury tomorrow (Friday), Wiltshire police announced later. The victim has been formally identified but his name has not been released.

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