Chef Joe Brown (L) and Joanna Banks (R)

Two people are dead following an accident on the Beetham Highway on Saturday morning. 

Preliminary reports indicate that the accident took place just before 7 am today on the shoulder of the eastbound lane of the Beetham Highway.

A group of cyclists from the Slipstream Cycling Club was ploughed into by a motorist.

British expat Joanna Banks, a manager at BP, died on the scene and Chef Joe Brown, executive chef at Jaffa at the Oval succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment for critical injuries. 

Ten of the other cyclists have been transferred to the hospital.

The driver of the car that mowed down the cyclists told police that his tyre blew out and he lost control of the vehicle.

He reportedly passed a breathalyser test administered at the scene. 

This story will be updated as more information comes in. 

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