Driver charged in fatal Strathroy collision

(Ontario Provincial Police file photo)

Police in Middlesex County have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in fall 2021.

Ontario Provincial Police say the driver, from Brooke-Alvinston, was arrested Thursday without incident. He is charged with failing to stop at a fatal collision.

The charge has not been proven in court.

The suspect has been held in custody and was due to appear in a London court on Friday.

Iwan Johannes Smolders, 45, of Adelaide-Metcalfe, died October 11 after he was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident outside of Strathroy. (Capture via a memorial video from StrathroyFuneralHome.com)

Iwan Johannes Smolders, 45, of Adelaide-Metcalfe, died October 11, 2021, after he was struck by a vehicle during a hit-and-run incident outside of Strathroy. (Capture via a memorial video from StrathroyFuneralHome.com)

Cyclist Iwan Johannes Smolders, 45, was headed west on Calvert Drive in Adelaide-Metcalfe, when he was hit by a vehicle heading the same direction on the evening of October 11, 2021. Smolders was thrown from his bike and died at the scene.

—with files from Ruby Sweeney and Miranda Chant