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Hamilton police investigate crash that killed cyclist on Eastport Drive

Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton police say they have not ruled out speed or impairment as contributing factors in the death of a cyclist following a collision with a car on Eastport Drive on Monday night.

Collision reconstruction investigators say the 47-year-old rider from Stoney Creek was travelling southbound on Eastport near the Burlington Lift Bridge just before 6:30 p.m.

At the same time, a 30-year-old Hamilton man was also driving southbound in a Honda Accord sedan along Eastport and police say “due to circumstances still under investigation, the two vehicles came into contact with one another.”

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The cyclist sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene, according to police.

The driver of the Accord remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

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The incident is the first of 2021 involving a cyclist, say police.

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