A NORTHERN NSW cyclist has died after being hit by a ute in Byron Bay last night.
Around 8:15 on Tuesday night, the 66-year-old man was riding his bicycle west along Ewingsdale Road when he was struck by a white Holden Rodeo single cab ute travelling the same way.
The man sustained severe head injuries and, despite efforts of passersby and police, died at the scene.
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The driver of the ute, a 43-year-old man, stopped and is assisting police with their inquiries.
He returned a negative breath test roadside, but has undergone mandatory blood and urine tests.
Both men are believed to be from the Byron Bay area.
Police are preparing a report for The Coroner and are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.