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Cyclist killed on tourist road

A 57-year-old cyclist has died after being struck by a Ford Falcon sedan on Darken Road, leading to Simpsons Gap (pictured) near Alice Springs yesterday morning.

Police and St John Ambulance attended but the man died at the scene.

The 30-year-old driver remained at the scene. He was arrested following a positive roadside drug test and remains in custody.

Major Crash Detectives are investigating. Detective Senior Sergeant Brendan Lindner said police are calling for witnesses.

PHOTO: Steve Strike.

– Police report.

 

UPDATE March 8, 1pm

A 30-year-old man has been charged in relation to the fatal crash.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Alice Springs Local Court today charged with the following: Dangerous driving causing death; supply and possess schedule 1 dangerous drug; drive with prohibited drug in body (Methamphetamine).

Police located an amount of drugs in close proximity to the crash site.  The drugs were seized and will be forensically tested.  It will be alleged that the man hid the drugs in the location immediately following the crash.

Major crash and local detectives obtained multiple witness statements and interviewed the man in custody yesterday.

Police continue to call for people who recorded footage of the cycling event from Alice Springs to Simpsons Gap on Saturday morning.

– Police report.

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