Cyclist, 24, who died after road accident is named by police

Junction of Murton Lane (on the left) with the B1285 Colliery Lane
Junction of Murton Lane (on the left) with the B1285 Colliery Lane
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A cyclist who died after being hit by a car has been named by police.

Stuart Price, 24, of Murton, died after being involved in a collison with a black Jaguar car in Colliery Lane, next to the junction with Murton Lane, near Easington Lane, at about 10.25am on Sunday.

Junction of Murton Lane with the B1285 Colliery Lane

Junction of Murton Lane with the B1285 Colliery Lane

Emergency services attended but sadly Mr Price was pronounced dead at the scene.

Specialist officers are supporting his family at this difficult time.

The driver of the Jaguar, who stopped at the scene of the collision, was not injured but was left very shaken by the incident.

An investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances around the collision and police are now appealing for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

At the time of the incident Mr Price was wearing a Boyle Sports Sunderland AFC football shirt and blue adidas trainers with white stripes.

He was riding a distinctive white Lapierre full suspension mountain bike.

Motor Patrols Sergeant Lee Butler, of the operations department, said: “It is always a tragedy when someone loses their life in a collision and we are supporting Stuart’s family at this time.

“This collision occurred on a Sunday morning and a number of people were in the area at the time.

“It is important that we speak to those individuals so we can piece together exactly what happened.

“We would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen Stuart riding the bike or the black Jaguar being driven between Murton and Hetton that morning.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information that may help police, should contact officers on 101 quoting log 400 19/02/17.