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Body of Toronto cyclist found by Highway 405 in Niagara Falls: OPP

OPP say the body of a cyclist was found near Highway 405 in Niagara Falls Thursday morning after a truck driver hit a bicycle on the roadway.
OPP say the body of a cyclist was found near Highway 405 in Niagara Falls Thursday morning after a truck driver hit a bicycle on the roadway. OPP

A transport truck driver who hit a bicycle near Highway 405 and Stanley Ave in Niagara Falls has discovered the body of a cyclist, say police.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say the driver called in the incident and told operators that he had struck something with his tractor-trailer around 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

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OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said in a social media post that the driver later discovered a body not far from the collision.

“A body was discovered in the area. A 30-year-old man from Toronto is dead,” said Schmidt.

“We are seeking any witnesses that might have seen a bicyclist on the westbound side or Toronto-bound side [of Highway] 405.”

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The incident closed all westbound lanes of the 405 at Stanley up to the QEW. Collision reconstruction investigators are on scene.

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