Cyclist fatally struck by stolen trailer in Brampton ID'd as Paul De Pledge

A cyclist who was fatally struck by a utility trailer in Brampton Wednesday morning has been identified by police as Paul De Pledge.

Investigators believe 39-year-old hit by trailer that became unhitched from stolen truck

Investigators believe the trailer was stolen from a nearby business and dislodged from the vehicle that was towing it before hitting 39-year-old De Pledge, who died at the scene. (Peel Regional Police)

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.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have dashcam footage is asked to contact their major collision bureau at 905-453-2121 ext. 3710, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police have now located a white-coloured Nissan NV Cargo van connected with the collision and are now searching for a suspect. (Peel Regional Police)