Thirteen-year-old cyclist killed in east-end crash identified
A 13-year-old cyclist killed after being struck by a vehicle in Orléans has been identified.
Simon Peter Kouri was hit while riding on on the Jeanne D'Arc overpass above Highway 174 around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Ottawa Paramedics say the boy sustained multi-system trauama, and was in cardic arrest when crews arrived on scene. He was pronounced dead in hospital.
An obituary published Thursday morning says "(Kouri) will be dearly missed by his uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and classmates in Canada, Syria and Australia."
The funeral will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Saint Paul Syriac Catholic Church at 1244 Kilborn Place, Ottawa,
Police are appealing for witnesses to contact the Ottawa Police Collision Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222 ext.2481. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.
Ottawa Councillors reacted to news of the boy's death on social media.
Councillor Jeff Leiper called the death "horrifying"< adding I rode this bridge nearly every day for several years with no safe alternative to cross the 17. We cannot simply accept that this is normal."