Dorset

Head teacher Paul Miller killed in Dorchester crash

Paul Miller Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption Paul Miller was a keen cyclist, his family said

A head teacher has been killed in a collision on a road in Dorset.

Paul Miller, 46, from Dorchester, was cycling toward the town when he was struck from behind by a black Fiat travelling in the same direction, police said.

The crash happened at 18:43 GMT on the B3147 at Dorchester between the Weirs roundabout and Loders garage.

Mr Miller, the head teacher of St Andrew's Primary School in Yetminster, died at the scene.

'Much missed'

The driver of the Fiat, a 62-year-old man from Dorchester, was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken by ambulance to Dorset County Hospital, where his condition is described as stable.

Mr Miller, a married father of three, was cycling home from St Andrew's, where he had been head for more than four years.

In a statement, Mr Miller's family said: "Paul was a keen cyclist and avid music and rugby fan. He will be much missed by all who knew him."

Phil Minns, head of learning and inclusion at Dorset County Council, said support would be provided to staff, pupils and the wider school community.

He added: "Paul will be greatly missed by all of us at Dorset County Council who knew and worked with him."

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