Police are hunting for the driver of a black Vauxhall Corsa after a cyclist was killed following a collision with two cars near Wetherby.
A 38-year-old local man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which took place on the B1224 York Road yesterday (October 17) at around 5.20pm.
He was riding from Bickerton towards Wetherby with a grey Vauxhall Astra and a black Ford Fiesta travelling behind him, when all three vehicles were overtaken by a black Corsa around 120metres from Spring Lane.
As the Corsa passed the line of traffic, the cyclist collided with the Astra and the Fiesta. The driver of the Corsa failed to stop.
The road was closed while officers combed the scene, before it was reopened today at around 12.40am.
North Yorkshire Police are urging the driver of the Corsa and anyone with information that can help their investigation to call 101, select option two, and ask for Traffic Constable Andy Macleod or Inspector Mick Barron.
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