Cyclists killed on Trans-Canada Highway identified
Cyclists, struck northeast of Thunder Bay, were part of 25 riders heading across the country
Two cyclists on a cross-Canada trip were killed Tuesday afternoon on Highway 11/17 near Red Rock.
Police have identified them as 65 year old Robert Booth and 69 year old Irene Booth from the Township of North Glengarry, Ontario.
OPP report a group of 25 cyclists, heading across the country from Vancouver, were passing through the area around 3 p.m. An eastbound pickup truck struck two of the cyclists. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The pickup also hit two westbound vehicles, another pickup with a cargo trailer and a transport truck.
Two people in the eastbound pickup--a man and woman from Austin, Texas--and the male driver and male passenger in the tractor-trailer, were sent to hospital with injuries.
Police said they are continuing their investigation.