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Boy cyclist killed in Orléans collision identified

Chalk writings adorn the square outside Marion Dewar Plaza at Ottawa city hall. They were written by over 200 cyclists that rode down Laurier Avenue on May 22, 2019, calling for safer cycling infrastructure in Ottawa.
Chalk writings adorn the square outside Marion Dewar Plaza at Ottawa city hall. They were written by over 200 cyclists that rode down Laurier Avenue on May 22, 2019, calling for safer cycling infrastructure in Ottawa. Beatrice Britneff / Global News

A 13-year-old boy who died after colliding with a car in Orléans on Tuesday has been identified as Simon Peter Khouri.

Khouri was killed when he was struck while riding his bicycle on Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard near the on-ramp to Highway 174.

According to an obituary posted online, Khouri is identified as the son of Bassel Khouri and Ragheda Watfa and the brother of Alex William Khouri.

Simon Peter Khouri was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in Orléans on Tuesday evening.
Simon Peter Khouri was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in Orléans on Tuesday evening. Submitted photo

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No charges have been laid as a result of the collision.

Khouri’s death comes amid renewed calls to update infrastructure and make roads safer for the city’s most vulnerable road users.

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A motion put forth at city council several weeks ago by Coun. Catherine McKenney calls for the city of Ottawa to adopt the Vision Zero pledge to eliminate all road deaths in the city.

That motion came forward after a cyclist was struck and killed on Laurier Avenue just outside city hall in May.

Khouri’s funeral will be held at the McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home on Friday.