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UPDATE:

While the police investigation into the circumstances is ongoing, it is believed that speed was a factor in this collision. The 17-year-old male rider died as a result of his injuries. Ridout Street has re-opened in both directions.

Original Release:

On Monday, July 17, 2017, at approximately 1:40 am emergency crews responded to a single motor vehicle collision that had occurred on Ridout Street.

The collision involved a single motorcycle that struck a pole.  The lone occupant, an adult male was transported to the hospital with life threatening injures and was subsequently pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing and as a result, Ridout Street will be closed between Elmwood Avenue and Craig Street.

The Traffic Management Unit has assumed carriage of the investigation. Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com