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Niagara police release video showing moments before crash that killed E-bike rider

Police are looking for the driver of a grey Mazda 3 from between 2014 and 2016.

The video shows 52-year-old Paul Brian Fulton riding his E-Bike late on March 19 — he died shortly after

Niagara Regional Police (Laura Clementson/CBC)

Niagara police have released security video of a hit and run that killed a man riding his E-bike in hopes of identifying the car they think hit him. 

The video shows 52-year-old Paul Brian Fulton near Drummond Road and Dunn Street in Niagara Falls at about 11:40 p.m. on March 19.

Fulton drives out of sight of the video but police say a witness saw Fulton lose control and strike the curb.

Officers say Fulton was hurled from his bike — leading right into the driver of a grey Mazda 3 from between 2014 and 2016.

The Mazda 3 hit Fulton and killed him, police say, before driving away southbound on Drummond Road. The driver appears to slow down and apply the brakes in the video, but police say the driver left the scene.

Detectives say they have car parts from the collision and have sent them to the forensics unit. 

The police service is appealing to the public for assistance. In a press release police said "If you are the driver or the owner of the Mazda we ask that you contact detective and/or legal counsel."