Suspect in hit and run near Schomberg, Ont., turns self in to police

A suspect in the fatal hit and run of a cyclist late Sunday night along a rural road north of Toronto has turned themself in to police.

No other suspects are being sought in connection with the incident, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, a spokesperson for the force's highway safety division, tweeted Monday afternoon.

As of late afternoon, charges had not been laid. "The investigation is ongoing," Schmidt tweeted.

A male cyclist is dead following a hit and run late Sunday along a rural road near Schomberg, Ont., around 70 kilometres northwest of Toronto.

The 26-year-old victim was struck and killed on Highway 9, in the area of 15th and 17th sideroads, in Schomberg, about 70 kilometres northwest of Toronto, Schmidt said. The incident occurred around 9 p.m., he said.

Officers were called to the scene roughly an hour later for reports of a man in distress. They found the cyclist lying on the side of the roadway suffering from "obvious signs of trauma," said Schmidt.  

Paramedics tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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Investigators believe the driver knew they hit "something on the highway," Schmidt said, but didn't stop.

A stretch of Highway 9 between 15th Sideroad and 17th Sideroad was closed in both directions overnight as investigators "waited for daylight" to comb the area for evidence.

The roadway reopened shortly after 8 a.m. Monday.

Police are currently reviewing surveillance camera video from nearby businesses and residences. 

Schmidt is asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Aurora OPP.