Ottawa cyclist, 71, found dead near Portland, Ont

The Leeds County Detachment of the OPP say they’re investigating the death of cyclist found on the shoulder of a county road near Portland, Ont. over the weekend.

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, officers were dispatched to County Road 42, near Settlement Road, after several concerned citizens went to help a 71-year-old from Ottawa.

OPP say they’ve ruled out a collision after they determined the person was thrown over the front of their bicycle after a foreign object got stuck in the front wheel.

The Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service are now investigating.

The roadway was closed during the investigation but has since re-opened.

Leeds County OPP asks anyone who witnessed the incident to call them at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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