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Police say suspect turns himself in after cyclist struck and killed near Beamsville

Niagara Regional Police say the body of a male has been found in Lake Ontario, between the Niagara River and Welland Canal. Global News

Niagara Regional Police say a suspect has turned himself in to authorities after a cyclist was struck and killed on Sunday morning near Beamsville.

Police identify the accused as 37 year old Brent Armitage of Oshawa and say he is charged with fail to remain causing death.   Investigators also say the suspect vehicle has been seized.

Police say the victim, a 51-year-old Grimsby man, was hit by a car while cycling along the North Service Road, between Sann Road North and Tufford Road North, at about 7:30 a.m.

Officers and emergency services personnel found the lone male cyclist suffering from critical injuries. Police say he was pronounced dead a short time later in hospital.

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The driver of the vehicle that struck the cyclist fled the scene westbound on the North Service Road, police say.

The suspect vehicle was described as a four-door grey/blue, light green sedan.

Police said the car has dark tinted windows and would have heavy damage to the passenger side windshield with a hole in the glass near the roof line, a dented roof on the passenger side, and damage to the front bumper and hood.

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Based on the proximity to the Queen Elizabeth Highway (QEW), members of the public in the Hamilton, Halton and Greater Toronto area (GTA) were asked to be on the lookout for the damaged car.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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