Mississaugas of the Credit mourns youth lost in motorcycle collision

HAGERSVILLE — A 23-year-old man lost his life after a tragic motorcycle collision in Hagersville over the weekend.

Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation is mourning the loss of Alexander Dalton, who was tragically killed in the collision near his home the evening of Apr. 23, 2021.

MCFN released a statement announcing the death of the young man.

“The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Chief and Council are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Mississaugas of the Credit member Alexander Dalton,” the statement reads.

Alexander is the son of Andrea King and Wayne Dalton.

“Please join us in extending our love, prayers and condolences to the family,” MCFN said in the statement. “We are thinking of you and send our strength during this difficult time.”

The collision involved three vehicles and occurred on King Street West in Hagersville, Ont. OPP and emergency services personnel received a call around 9:05 p.m. notifying them of a three-vehicle collision. A witness reported that a pickup, an SUV, and a motorcycle were involved in the collision. Police said the SUV fled the scene. The motorcycle rider was pronounced deceased at the scene. OPP said the motorcyclist was travelling westbound on King Street West near Sarah Street when it was struck from behind by a westbound 2001 blue Chevy Tahoe, causing motorcyclist to be ejected and then be struck by an eastbound pickup truck. The SUV fled the scene.

A witness said the SUV had a black hood and said it continued westbound on King Street West and then northbound onto Ojibway Road. The witness also said the SUV drove into a ditch on Ojibway Road where two occupants fled the vehicle on foot into the nearby bush area.

Canine units and drones patrolled the area to conduct a search of the area. The road was closed for six hours while technical collision investigators attended the scene.

The OPP have recovered the vehicle and released photos in hopes of getting tips from the community about the SUV.

The OPP continue to investigate the incident and are asking anyone with information or who may have witnessed the collision to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. You may also call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Two Row Times extends its sincere condolences to the entire family and MCFN community during this difficult time.

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