Police are preparing a report for the information of the coroner following the death of a cyclist at Byron Bay last night.
Police believe the 66-year-old man was riding his bicycle west along Ewingsdale Road when he was struck by a white Holden Rodeo single-cab ute travelling in the same direction at 8.15pm (Tuesday 11 February 2014).
The man was thrown onto the bonnet of the ute and sustained severe head injuries.
Despite the efforts of passersby and police, he died at the scene.
The driver of the ute, a 43-year-old man, stopped and is assisting police with their inquiries. He returned a negative roadside breath test and has undergone mandatory blood and urine tests.
Both men are believed to be from the Byron Bay area.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/.