WITNESSES are being sought after a cyclist sadly died in a crash near Mark. 

Avon and Somerset Police were called at approximately 6.25pm on Thursday (September 17) to reports of a crash in Mark Road between Mark and Blackford. 

Emergency services went to the incident but unfortunately the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police, said: "We were called to a collision involving a car and a cyclist yesterday evening in Mark Road, between Mark and Blackford, at approximately 6.25pm.

"Police, paramedics and the air ambulance service attended the scene and a road closure was put in place to facilitate a collision investigation.

"Sadly the female cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family have been informed.

"Enquiries are continuing. Witnesses can report information on 101, giving reference 5220211988."