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Mississauga Ont. cyclist killed in hit-and-run

Irate pedestrian attacks cyclist, breaking leg

A female cyclist died on Wednesday morning after a motorist hit her and fled the scene, according to police. The Ontario Provincial Police oversight agency is currently examining the details surrounding a hit-and-run incident in Mississauga, Ont. According to Peel police, the collision occurred in the vicinity of Airport Road and Thamesgate Drive, approximately at 4:30 a.m.

The driver of a 2018 Mazda 3 was traveling north on Airport Road when they collided with a cyclist somewhere between Slough Street and Thaymesgate Drive, according to CP24. The cyclist was pronounced deceased shortly afterward.

“Information that we have is the vehicle proceeded eastbound on Thaymesgate where there was some sort of collision with either a power box or a mailbox at a property on that roadway,” Const. Tyler Bell said on Wednesday morning.

The vehicle was then abandoned on Goreway Drive, south of Derry Road, Bell said.

“The driver is outstanding. Based on some of the evidence that has been obtained at the scene, we are confident we know who the suspect is but we are waiting to confirm that at this time,” he said. “If he is watching this, seek counsel and turn yourself in. It is a matter of time before we locate you.”

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