Teen, 16, killed after being hit by a car while riding his bike in Newport

A TEENAGE cyclist died following a horror crash on a busy main road in Wales on Friday.

The unnamed boy, aged 16, was travelling by bike when he was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus on the South Distributor Road in Newport yesterday afternoon.

The driver, a 28-year-old man from the Rhondda Cynon Taf area, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Gwent Police said the man is being held in custody.

The collision occurred outside the Blaina Wharf public house on the westbound carriageway just before 2pm this afternoon.

The SDR remained closed in both directions between Corporation Road and Alexandra Road near the Transporter Bridge.

Emergency services were in attendance at the scene of fatal crash.

Officers are investigating and appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who may have dashcam footage to contact them.

Anyone with dashcam footage or information relating to the collision is asked to call 101 or message Gwent Police quoting log 222 16/10/20.

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