Van driver arrested after cyclist dies following collision

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A van driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a cyclist died following a collision in Sheffield on Monday night.

The cyclist, who is believed to be in his 20s, has not yet been formally identified.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the cyclist collided with a blue Ford Transit van in Crookes Valley Road, near to the junction with Oxford Street, at around 9.25pm.

South Yorkshire Police said the blue Transit van reportedly failed to stop at the scene and was involved in further collisions with stationary vehicles in the Providence Road area of Walkley a short time later.

The van was later recovered by officers in the Liberty Drive area of Stannington.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving; driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.

He remains in custody this morning being questioned by officers.

Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting incident number 1255 of 19 October 2015.