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News Release

SIU Seeking Assistance to Identify Cyclist Who was Killed in a Collision in King Township

Case Number: 20-OVD-181

Mississauga, ON (24 July, 2020) ---
This morning, a man was riding a bicycle in King Township when he was struck by a vehicle in the area of Keele Street and Cavell Avenue. Prior to the collision, the vehicle that struck the man was being investigated by a York Regional Police officer. The cyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene.

SIU investigators are appealing to the community for assistance to identify the cyclist. The man – believed to be in his 40s to 50s – was wearing black shoes, a blue helmet and cycling clothing with black, grey, white and green. He was riding a red Specialized Tarmac bike.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, or anyone who can help identify the cyclist, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. 

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of investigations to the Attorney General.

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342