A man and woman from North Glengarry, on a cross-country cycling trip, have been struck and killed in northwestern Ontario.
A group of 25 cyclists were eastbound on Highway 11/17, near Red Rock, Ont., around 3 p.m., Tuesday. Robert Booth, 65, and Irene Booth, 69, were struck and killed by a pickup truck headed the same way.
They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck also collided with two oncoming vehicles – a pickup truck hauling a cargo trailer and a tractor trailer.
The pickup that struck the cyclists was driven by a couple, in their 60s, from Austin, Texas. They were taken by ambulance to hospital.
Two men in the tractor trailer were also transported by ambulance.
The man and woman in the pickup truck hauling the cargo trailer were not injured.
The group of cyclists were in the midst of a trans-Canada tour that had started in Vancouver.