13 Feb 2011

Fatal crash witnesses located

2:38 pm on 13 February 2011

Police in Lyttelton have located two witnesses at the scene of a fatal cycling crash in the Port Hills.

The victim, a 43-year-old man, was riding with friends on the Summit road, when it appears, he hit rocks while going at speed downhill.

The witnesses - tourists who were about to go climbing - told police they heard the crash and were the first at the scene.

The man's friends were riding behind him, but did not see the incident.