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 Thursday
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.
A cyclist is dead on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hwy405?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hwy405</a>\Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls after being struck by a transport truck <a href="https://t.co/SiVm8RpYG6">https://t.co/SiVm8RpYG6</a>—@OPP_HSD
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."
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hwy405?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hwy405</a> wb at Stanley Ave will remain closed until 12 noon due to a cyclist fatality collision with a transport truck at approx 3am.<br>A 30-year old man from Toronto was pronounced dead at the scene.<br>Anyone with dash cam or information is asked to call Niagara OPP Det 905-356-1311 <a href="https://t.co/Ry2Gr9KbOQ">pic.twitter.com/Ry2Gr9KbOQ</a>—@OPP_HSD