Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was killed in a road traffic collision on the old A30 near Lifton in Devon.

The incident occurred at around 4.11pm on Wednesday, (August 14) on the old A30 at Sprytown Cross .

The collision invloved a Citroen Saxo motor vehicle and a cyclist.

A police spokesman said: "The pedal cyclist was emerging from the Give Way line on the northern arm of the crossroads from the direction of Broadwoodwidger with the apparent intention of turning right towards Lifton, and the Citroen Saxo, was heading in a south westerly direction on the main road from Lewdown towards Lifton.

"The rider of the pedal cycle, a local man in his 40's sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"The driver of the Citroen Saxo was treated by Ambulance personnel at the scene and then released.

A specialist forensic investigation of the scene was carried out and the road was closed for eight hours.

Police from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses to this incident and anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting police reference number 0545 14/08/13.