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Mount Forest teen charged in fatal collision with bicycle in Elmira

48-year-old died after being struck by pickup truck on April 23
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Aug. 20 update:
On Aug. 13, 2021, as a result of the ongoing investigation, an 18-year-old Mount Forest male was arrested and charged with dangerous operation causing death. 

The male was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 24, 2021.

Previous release:
On Friday, April 23, 2021 at approximately 6:50 p.m., Emergency Services responded to the area of Arthur Street North and Florapine Road in Elmira for a collision involving a motor vehicle and a cyclist.

A 48-year-old Woolwich male was riding a bicycle north on Arthur Street North near Florapine Road when he was struck from behind by a GMC pickup truck being operated by an 18-year-old male driver from Mount Forest.

As a result of the collision, the cyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Traffic Services Unit continues to investigate this incident and is appealing for witnesses to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.