Editor’s note: On June 15 the RCMP revised earlier statements indicating the cyclist had died. In fact, it was the pedestrian who was killed in the crash while the cyclist sustained serious injuries.
One person has died after a collision near the Champlain Bridge intersection in Ottawa on Wednesday night.
The RCMP is investigating the incident that occurred around 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
A vehicle travelling westbound on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway left the roadway for unknown reasons, striking a male pedestrian and a female cyclist, according to police.
The man died from his injuries, while the woman was taken to hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the vehicle was also taken to hospital but did not sustain major injuries. The RCMP says the driver has been released amid an ongoing investigation.
The bridge remained closed into the early morning hours on Thursday but has now reopened to the public.