Possible Distracted Driver Kills Motorcyclist

(WINDSOR, ON) – Last night, Windsor Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision in on EC Row Expressway at Jefferson. Police were advised that the collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle, and that a victim was laying in the roadway.

Police arrived at the scene shortly before 11:00 pm and found a 66 year-old man laying on the roadway. A citizen was tending to the victim and performing chest compressions. The citizen advised police that the victim did not have a pulse.

EMS arrived at the scene and determined that the victim was deceased.

Police observed a heavily damaged 2006 Honda motorcycle as well as a heavily damaged 2007 Infinity as being involved in the collision.  Police located several witnesses at the scene as well as the driver of the Infinity.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that both vehicles were travelling on EC Row, in the westbound curb lane, approaching the Jefferson overpass. The 2007 Infinity struck the motorcycle from behind causing the victim to be thrown from the vehicle.

The 22 year-old driver of the Infinity was arrested at the scene and is expected to appear in court today facing the charges of Dangerous Operation Of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death and Criminal Negligence Causing Death.

Police have received information that indicates that the suspect may have been driving distracted at the time of the impact.

Police are also investigating whether or not alcohol was a factor.

EC Row Expressway has been closed for several hours while collision reconstruction specialists conduct their investigation.

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