LATEST: Sheffield University student killed in Crookesmoor hit and run

Police probe into fatal collision in Sheffield
Police probe into fatal collision in Sheffield
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A cyclist who died in a hit and run in Sheffield last night, was a University of Sheffield student.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was struck on Crookes Valley Road, close to the junction with Oxford Street in Crookesmoor, at 9.25pm last night.

Debora Green, Head of Student Support and Wellbeing at the University of Sheffield, said: “We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the death of one of our students.

“Our thoughts are with his friends and family. We are doing what we can to support his family, friends and our staff.”

South Yorkshire Police said the cyclist was struck by a blue Ford Transit van, which failed to stop.

The van then went on to collide with a number of stationary vehicles on Providence Road, Walkley.

Police officers located the van in Liberty drive, Stannington and arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drink and drugs and causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.

He remains in police custody this morning.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “At around 9.25pm, it is reported that a blue Ford Transit van and a bicycle were involved in a collision in Crookes Valley Road, near to the junction with Oxford Street.

“The man riding the bicycle suffered fatal injuries and died.

“He is believed to be in his 20s, though he has not yet been formally identified.

“The blue Transit van reportedly failed to stop at the scene and was involved in further collisions with stationary vehicles in the Providence Road area of Walkley a short time later.

“The van was later recovered by officers in the Liberty Drive area of Stannington.

“A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.

“He remains in custody this morning being questioned by officers.

“Enquiries will continue in the community and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101.