Police continue to probe cyclist death on Claremont Access

News Dec 03, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Hamilton police continue to investigate after a 53-year-old cyclist was killed on the Claremont Access on Dec. 2.

Spokesperson Const. Stephen Welton said police responded to reports of a cyclist being hit by a black-coloured pickup truck on the access just before 6 p.m. The driver of the pickup truck left the scene of the collision.

Witnesses tried to help the male cyclist while they waited for paramedics to arrive, but he died at the scene.

The collision reconstruction unit conducted an investigation and spoke to witnesses. The forensics unit also collected evidence at the scene. The access was closed overnight.

The investigation led detectives to an address on the west Mountain, where they found the truck involved in the collision. They got a warrant to seize the 2007 Toyota Tundra make. 

Welton said police took a 55-year-old “person of interest” into custody for questioning.

Detectives interviewed the man, but later released him without charges, he said.

Police are not releasing the cyclist’s name at the request of the family.

This is the city’s 16th fatal collision this year.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to call Det. Matt Hewko or Det. Benjamin Paterson at 905-546-4755, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police continue to probe cyclist death on Claremont Access

Officers seize truck wanted in fatal collision at west Mountain address

News Dec 03, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Hamilton police continue to investigate after a 53-year-old cyclist was killed on the Claremont Access on Dec. 2.

Spokesperson Const. Stephen Welton said police responded to reports of a cyclist being hit by a black-coloured pickup truck on the access just before 6 p.m. The driver of the pickup truck left the scene of the collision.

Witnesses tried to help the male cyclist while they waited for paramedics to arrive, but he died at the scene.

The collision reconstruction unit conducted an investigation and spoke to witnesses. The forensics unit also collected evidence at the scene. The access was closed overnight.

The investigation led detectives to an address on the west Mountain, where they found the truck involved in the collision. They got a warrant to seize the 2007 Toyota Tundra make. 

Welton said police took a 55-year-old “person of interest” into custody for questioning.

Detectives interviewed the man, but later released him without charges, he said.

Police are not releasing the cyclist’s name at the request of the family.

This is the city’s 16th fatal collision this year.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to call Det. Matt Hewko or Det. Benjamin Paterson at 905-546-4755, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police continue to probe cyclist death on Claremont Access

Officers seize truck wanted in fatal collision at west Mountain address

News Dec 03, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Hamilton police continue to investigate after a 53-year-old cyclist was killed on the Claremont Access on Dec. 2.

Spokesperson Const. Stephen Welton said police responded to reports of a cyclist being hit by a black-coloured pickup truck on the access just before 6 p.m. The driver of the pickup truck left the scene of the collision.

Witnesses tried to help the male cyclist while they waited for paramedics to arrive, but he died at the scene.

The collision reconstruction unit conducted an investigation and spoke to witnesses. The forensics unit also collected evidence at the scene. The access was closed overnight.

The investigation led detectives to an address on the west Mountain, where they found the truck involved in the collision. They got a warrant to seize the 2007 Toyota Tundra make. 

Welton said police took a 55-year-old “person of interest” into custody for questioning.

Detectives interviewed the man, but later released him without charges, he said.

Police are not releasing the cyclist’s name at the request of the family.

This is the city’s 16th fatal collision this year.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to call Det. Matt Hewko or Det. Benjamin Paterson at 905-546-4755, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.