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Woman, 76, struck cyclists in fatal Flamborough crash, police say

Family members of a cyclist who was hit by a car and killed Sunday morning in Flamborough are travelling to Hamilton to ID his body, police say.

1 cyclist dead, other to make full recovery

One cyclist was killed and another was injured after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 5 near Hamilton Sunday morning. (Andrew Collins)

Family members of a cyclist who was hit by a car and killed Sunday morning in Flamborough are travelling to Hamilton to ID his body, police say.

The man, who was a migrant worker employed in the area, was killed while riding eastbound on Highway 5, just west of Sydenham Road in Flamborough.

"His family are on the way up to see him," Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt told CBC News.

Schmidt did not say where the man was from, or where his family is coming from — but did say he was an "on-contract seasonal worker."

"We'll release [his birthplace] when we release his name," Schmidt said.

Both the man who died and another man, who were both in their 40s, were struck from behind by a 76-year-old woman who was driving a car on Highway 5, Schmidt said.

"For unknown reasons, she just drifted off the road and struck these two cyclists."

No charges have been laid, but police are still investigating.

The second man who was hit is still recovering – police originally said he suffered life-threatening injuries. "The other person should make a full recovery," Schmidt said.

Police are asking anyone with any information about the collision to call Const. E. Tripp at the OPP Burlington detachment at 905-681-2511.

adam.carter@cbc.ca