A cyclist has died after being struck by a lorry in rural Kinross-shire.
Emergency services were called to an unclassified road on the outskirts of Cleish following reports of a road traffic collision involving a man on his pedal bike and a lorry at around 10am on Friday.
An air ambulance was called to assist paramedics but it is understood the man, who is believed to be in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
His identity has not yet been divulged by police, although his relatives have been informed.
The collision took place a few hundred metres outside the rural hamlet of Cleish, on a route between the B9097 Crook of Devon to Kelty road heading towards Nivingstone Hill.
A large stretch of the B9097 was immediately closed as the severity of the accident became apparent, and remained shut for most of the day to allow full crash investigations to take place.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland appealed for witnesses to contact them as soon as possible.
“Next of kin have been made aware and our thoughts are with his family and friends,” the spokesperson added.
“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in due course.”
A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it mobilised a number of resources to assist, but firefighters left the scene at 10.48am after ensuring the area was secure enough for investigations to be carried out.
Two appliances from Lochgelly and one from Dunfermline were among those called to the B9097 to help deal with the incident.
Anyone who may have seen the accident should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1058 of May 25.