British cyclist killed in accident in Iowa

- Published: 25 June 2016
British cyclist killed in accident in Iowa

A British cyclist has been killed in a accident in the US state of Iowa. 

Adam Pritchard, 35, from Torquay, Devon was recognized after his 12-year-old sister, who had been riding along the trail with him, drew closer officers going to the scene. 

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Police in the city of Clive said the kid clarified she was searching for her sibling after she had been isolated from him as he rode out in front of her. 

Pritchard had been seeing family in the Des Moines region when he kicked the bucket. 

An announcement from the police division said: "All signs point to this occurrence being a solitary bike mishap with no different persons included. 

"It creates the impression that Mr Pritchard lost control of his bike as he was westward on the Clive Greenbelt Trail and drew closer a wooden extension around 1,280 feet due west of 100th Street. 

"He veered south-west off the trail where he dropped around 8ft on to the stones and into the rivulet." 

The reason for death stays under scrutiny by the restorative inspector's office, however police say there is no motivation to suspect unfairness. 

Police were called to the scene at around 2.15pm neighborhood time on Thursday and found a man in cycling garments and protective cap face down in the rivulet. 

Around 20 minutes after the fact they were drawn closer by Pritchard's sister who gave a depiction that coordinated the expired. 

Other relatives who had touched base at the scene likewise recognized the body. 

A representative for the Foreign Office said: "We stand prepared to give backing to the family at this troublesome time."