Cyclist dies after collision with transport near Carleton Place

CARLETON PLACE – One person has died following a collision involving a bicycle and transport truck, west of Carleton Place last night (Oct. 4).

“On Oct. 4, shortly before 10 p.m., officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 7, between Ramsay Concession 5A and Townline Road West,” OPP media relations coordinator Bill Dickson released in a statement today (Oct. 5). The investigation found a cyclist, towing a trailer, had been riding westbound on Hwy. 7 and was struck by a transport, also traveling westbound.”

The cyclist was transported to hospital by Lanark County Paramedics, but later died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.

The deceased has been identified as Keith Laing, age 28 of Elizabethtown-Kitley Township.

“The investigation by Lanark County OPP continues, with the assistance of an OPP Collision Reconstructionist and OPP Traffic Collision Investigation Team members,” Dickson said.

The section of Hwy. 7 was re-opened this morning.