First image released of 14-year-old cyclist Caitlin Swan, killed in fatal van crash

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
Caitlin Swan was killed in a fatal collision near Stithians, Cornwall, on 28 December. (SWNS)

A teenage girl who died after her bicycle was involved in a horror crash with a van has been named by police.

Caitlin Swan, from Truro in Cornwall, suffered fatal injuries in the incident near the village of Stithians at around 1.45pm on 28 December.

Police and paramedics were called to Tubbon Hill but Caitlin, a pupil at Penair School, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for more than six hours as a forensic examination of the scene was carried out.

On Thursday, the force released the first picture of the schoolgirl following the tragic incident, as it continued to investigate the crash.

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A spokeswoman for Devon and Cornwall Police appealed for witnesses to come forward, saying: “The road was closed for more than six hours for a forensic examination of the scene to be carried out.

“Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and appealing for witnesses.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene of crash on Tubbon Hill. (Google Maps)

“They would also like to hear from anyone who may have relevant dash cam footage of the incident.”

Anyone with information should contact the force on or 101, quoting log number 0391 of December 28.