Motorcyclist dead after crash with transit bus in Mississauga, police say

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A 28-year-old man has died following a crash in Mississauga between a transit vehicle and a motorcycle, Peel Regional Police say.

The crash happened in the area of Mavis Road and Novo Star Drive, south of Derry Road. Police were called to the scene about 1:40 p.m.

Const. Kyle Villers, spokesperson for Peel Regional Police, said the motorcyclist was taken to hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Villers said a MiWay bus and the motorcycle were both travelling northbound on Mavis Road when the motorcycle struck the back of the bus. The collision occurred when the motorcycle was making a left turn on Crawford Mill Avenue, he said.

A family member confirmed to CBC Toronto that the victim is 28-year-old Gilberto Garcia from Mississauga.


Duty Insp. Stephen Duivesteyn, of Peel Regional Police, said the investigation to determine what caused the crash is continuing.

Mavis Road is closed from Derry Road to Highway 401 as officers investigate.

Officers are asking any witnesses or drivers with dashcam footage to contact them.

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