Motorist charged after death of cyclist from hitandrun collision

The cyclist who was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a hit-and-run collision in Tillsonburg Tuesday, has died, OPP said in a statement Wednesday.Michael Jones, a Tillsonburg resident, was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Broadway and Christie Street shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday.After a second collision, the OPP charged Springfield’s Mark Newell with a raft of crimes.Newell is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, criminal negligence causing death, failing to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.He is being held in custody, provincial police said.Police are asking anyone with information to contact Oxford County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.Tips can be submitted anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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