36-year-old father Jonathan Lee dies after colliding with a van on Wednesday evening near Freckleton, Lancashire

Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses after cyclist Jonathan Lee died after being involved in a collision with a van on Wednesday evening.

Lee, 36 and of St Annes, was cycling along the A584 Preston New Road at around 5.50pm on April 26 when he collided with a white Vauxhall Astra van.

Both Lee and the van were heading in the direction of Freckleton at the time of the incident.

Lee was taken to Royal Preston hospital, but later died of his injuries.

The police are interested in seeing any helmet cam or dash cam footage from cyclists and drivers in the area at the time of the incident who may have filmed Lee or the van.

Sgt Rob Gomery from Lancashire’s Road Policing Team said: “This was a tragic incident and my thoughts and those of all my team are with Jonathan’s family at this very sad and difficult time.

“I would like to appeal for any witnesses to come forward with any information that they may have about the circumstances of this collision. I am particularly interested in drivers or cyclists that may have dash or helmet cam footage that might have captured Jonathan on his bicycle or a white Vauxhall Astra van at or around the time of the collision.”

Lee’s family also issued a statement via the police, saying: “He was a loving husband, son and brother, devoted to his children and family.

“He was taken from us suddenly and too soon. Words cannot describe our loss, he will be in our hearts forever.”

Anyone with information relating to the incident can telephone the police on 101, quoting reference 1180 of April 26.