May 22, 2019 4:55 pm

Charges laid following fatal Tillsonburg collision involving cyclist

Police have identified the victim as Michael Jones, 63, of Tillsonburg.

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Oxford County OPP have laid charges and identified the victim in a fatal Tillsonburg collision involving a cyclist.

Around 11 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a crash involving a vehicle and a cyclist at Broadway Road and Christie Street.

Following the collision, police say the cyclist was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police later revealed the cyclist had succumbed to his injuries.

OPP have identified the deceased as Michael Jones, 63, of Tillsonburg.

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Police say the driver involved failed to remain on the scene and was later arrested after he became involved in a second collision.

A 38-year-old Springfield man now faces five charges, including theft of a motor vehicle and causing death by criminal negligence.

The accused was held for a bail hearing and has since been remanded into police custody.

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