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Cyclist dead after being hit by a truck

Katie Scotcher

Two cyclists have been hit by a truck near Mt Cook. One is dead, the other is in a stable condition after being airlifted to hospital.

The crash involving a truck and two cyclists happened on State Highway 8 just after 6am.

One cyclist was killed while the other, 62-year-old English man, was taken by helicopter to Christchurch hospital. He is in a stable condition.

State Highway 8 between the intersections of Mount Cook Rod and Glen Lyon Road was closed until 1.30pm as the scene was investigated.