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Man arrested in connection to fatal hit-and-run near Elmira, Ont. – THE SVG ONLINE

Man arrested in connection to fatal hit-and-run near Elmira, Ont.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the fatal hit-and-run which occurred near Elmira, Ont., late Friday night, according to Waterloo Regional Police.

They say a dark grey Chevrolet Sonic was headed north on Arthur Street N. near Reid Woods Drive at around 11 p.m. when it struck a 19-year-old man who was riding a bicycle.

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Police say the driver stopped to offer assistance to the victim but then fled.

The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police say the man has been charged with failure to stop after an accident causing death.

They did not identify where the man was from but did tell Global News he was from out of the region.

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Police initially identified the victim as being 17 years old but later said he was 19.

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