A CYCLIST has been killed following a collision with an articulated lorry close to St Mary's Stadium in Southampton.

A 59-year-old man was driving the silver Volvo heavy goods vehicle when the accident happened at the junction of Prince's Street and Northam Road at 11.35am this morning.

The cyclist was taken to Southampton General Hospital where they died at midday.

The route between Northam Road and Graham Street has been closed and there is currently only one lane of the westbound carriageway of Northam Bridge open.

Anyone with any information about the collision is asked to contact Hampshire Police on 101 quoting Operation Bursary or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.