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Senior, 84, struck while cycling July 13 dies from injuries

Police continue to examine GMC Sierra pickup that struck Nestor Chemerika in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara Regional Police Service file photo

Nestor Chemerika, the 84-year-old victim from Niagara-on-the-Lake in the July 13 hit-and-run, died in hospital from the injuries sustained from being struck while cycling, according to a news release.

Chemerika's identity is being released with permission of the family, Niagara police said in the release. He died July 25. The family is requesting privacy.

The 1999 pewter metallic GMC Sierra pickup truck continues to undergo examination by detectives from the NRPS Forensic Services Unit. The driver has not been identified.

The investigation remains ongoing by Collision Reconstruction Unit detectives.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-0688-4111, option 3, extension 1009089.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.