A 42-year-old woman riding an e-bike was fatally struck by a pickup truck on a highway ramp near Toronto on Friday night, leading to a closure of the on-ramp and an appeal for witnesses by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
The tragic incident occurred on the southbound McCowan Road ramp leading to Highway 407 westbound in Markham around 7 p.m. The OPP confirmed the details of the collision and emphasized the severity of the situation with the closure of the ramp.
In a statement, the OPP indicated, “The on-ramp from McCowan Road southbound to Highway 407 westbound is closed with officers warning of a lengthy closure expected.”
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) October 7, 2023
Authorities are currently urging anyone who might have witnessed the accident to come forward. The OPP’s Highway Safety Division specifically is handling the investigation and has made a public appeal: “Any witnesses are urged to call the OPP’s Highway Safety Division.”
Further details on the circumstances leading up to the collision are still under investigation. As the investigation continues, more information is expected to be released.