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[26 JUL 00] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Cyclist Killed in A444 Rush-Hour Smash

A cyclist was killed this morning in a crash that left a main road in north Warwickshire closed through the rush hour.

The man has been named as Christopher Wheeler, 34, of Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry. The van driver was named as  Darren Lang, 22, from Leicester. 

The accident at 6.30pm occurred on the A444, which runs north from the M6 and Bedworth towards Nuneaton. 

The scene of the crash was close to the new cinema and it led to long tailbacks.

The man on a mountain bike was in collision with a Mercedes Sprinter box van. He was taken to hospital, but died from his injuries.

Police closed the northbound A444 for several hours, but it has since reopened.

Anyone with information should call Coleshill traffic depot on 01926 415000.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 26 Jul 00
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