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Cyclist killed after being hit by transport truck on Highway 405: OPP

Police say the body of a 30-year-old Toronto man was discovered early Thursday morning.

Police say the body of a 30-year-old Toronto man was discovered Thursday

Provincial police say a Toronto man is dead after being hit by a transport truck early Thursday morning. (OPP_HSD/Twitter)

After being hit by a transport truck on Highway 405, provincial police say, a cyclist is dead.

OPP officers were called to the highway near Stanley Avenue in Niagara Falls around 3:10 a.m. Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said in a video posted to Twitter.

"We got a call from a transport truck driver who reported striking something on the 405 and later discovered that it was actually, in fact, a bicycle."

Schmidt says the body of a 30-year-old Toronto man was found nearby.

The highway was shut down from Stanley Avenue to the QEW for several hours, but re-opened just before 1 p.m.

Police are trying to determine where the cyclist was and what he was doing in the lead up to the collision. They're asking anyone who saw someone riding a bike along the highway or who has dash cam footage of a cyclist from this morning to contact them.

"Unfortunately, a very tragic morning here," Schmidt said, calling the fatal collision a "sad situation."