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Barrie man facing additional charges after cyclist struck in alleged hit-and-run dies

OPP say a senior from Barrie who was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle has died.
OPP say a senior from Barrie who was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle has died. 980 CFPL

A Barrie senior who was struck by a vehicle while riding her bike has died, police say.

Almaguin Highlands OPP say the cyclist, 70-year-old June Bell of Barrie, succumbed to her injuries on June 18.

According to police, the incident occurred on June 17 at around 9 a.m. when a vehicle allegedly struck Bell while she was riding her bike on Highway 124. Police say the driver failed to remain at the scene.

At around 9:15 p.m. that evening, police were able to locate the vehicle and driver in Parry Sound. Officers arrested 54-year-old Darren Miller of Barrie, and charged him with failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

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Following Bells’ death, police upgraded the charges. Miller is now facing additional charges including dangerous operation causing death, causing death by criminal negligence and failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.

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Police say Miller was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 26 in Sundridge.

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