62-year-old cyclist killed near Alexandria identified
Ontario Provincial Police is investigating the death of a 62-year-old cyclist in South Glengarry Township.
OPP say a cyclist and car collided around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.
It happened on County Road 25 between Glen Roy Road and Frog Hollow Road, just south of Alexandria, ON.
Police say a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by a 42-year-old South Glengarry man, was heading westbound on County Road 25 when it struck the bike also travelling westbound.
The 62-year-old male cyclist, identified as Francisco Teruel, was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.
Neighbours say Teruel, who lived just steps from the crash scene, rode the route every morning on his bike.
"Every morning consistently, every morning, everybody around here notices him," says Bernita Vosbourgh.
Michel Legroulx says he saw Teruel at a yard sale last week. He says he would practice his spanish with the Barcelona native.
"A lot of people know him for sure. Like I said he was a friendly guy, I'll miss him," says Legroulx.
Residents who live on the stretch of County Rd. 25 say speed is a constant issue. Not too long ago, they say an elderly man was struck and killed by a car while he was crossing the street to get the mail.
"It's very dangerous in Glen Roy because even if there's amber lights people still fly down way too fast," says Legroulx.
'It's really hard to take and I'm sure the people in this little town will take it pretty hard too. We need something done," says Vosbourgh.
The roads in the area reopened Thursday afternoon.
No charges have been laid. OPP continue to investigate.
With a report from CTV's John Hua