Cyclist fatally struck by stolen trailer in Brampton ID'd as Paul De Pledge
Investigators believe 39-year-old hit by trailer that became unhitched from stolen truck
A cyclist who was fatally struck by a utility trailer in Brampton Wednesday morning has been identified by police as Paul De Pledge.
Peel Regional Police say they were called around 6 a.m. for reports that a person had been hit at Summerlea Road and Walker Drive, near Highway 407.
Investigators say the trailer was stolen from a nearby business and believe it became dislodged from the vehicle that was towing it before hitting De Pledge, 39, who died at the scene.
Police have now located the white-coloured Nissan NV Cargo van connected with the incident, but are still searching for a suspect.