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Men charged with racing following death of cyclist in August

Durham Regional Police investigators have charged a 32-year-old Oshawa male after a young female cyclist was struck and killed in August.

On Aug. 2, police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Adelaide Avenue east of Harmony Road in Oshawa.  A black Ford Crown Victoria was heading eastbound on Adelaide when it clipped an eastbound blue sedan, lost control, and left the roadway, striking a cyclist who was riding westbound on Adelaide.  The cyclist, a 26-year-old Oshawa female, was injured and later died in hospital.

On Oct. 28, the driver of the Ford was arrested and charged by police.

The 32-year-old male of Rideau Street in Oshawa is charged with: dangerous driving causing death, careless driving and racing a motor vehicle.  The accused was released on a promise to appear.

Police say the investigation into the collision is still ongoing and they are still seeking a second vehicle involved in the collision.  The vehicle is described as a blue sedan with black tinted windows, which was seen travelling eastbound towards Townline Road moments after the collision.  The vehicle is believed to have damage to its front left fender.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call D/Cst. Rayne of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5256. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.