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Cyclist killed in Northfleet crash named for first time as Leroy Norton, 78

A factory worker killed in a crash has been named for the first time.

Leroy Norton died when his bicycle was involved in a crash with two other cars in Northfleet High Street.

Leroy Norton died after a crash in Northfleet High Street. Picture: Kent Police (11510595)
Leroy Norton died after a crash in Northfleet High Street. Picture: Kent Police (11510595)

The 78-year-old, who was born in Guyana, died from traumatic head injuries caused by a road traffic collision, an inquest heard on Tuesday.

The crash involved a grey Toyota Prius, a green Ford Fiesta and Mr Norton's bicycle. It happened at around 11.30pm on May 30 at the junction with Vicarage Drive.

Police arrested a 33-year-old man from Gravesend on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through alcohol or drugs.

He was released from custody in June under investigation.

Kent Police says it is still investigating the crash.

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