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Sault Ste. Marie police arrested a 20-year-old man Nov. 9 and charged him with impaired operation causing death.

The incident dates to June 26, when police responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 1000 block of Peoples Road.

"The accused was driving a car southbound when his vehicle collided with a cyclist, also travelling southbound," police said in a news release Monday. "The 48-year-old man operating the bicycle was transported to hospital and later died as a result of his injuries."

"As a result of the investigation it is believed the accused’s ability to operate a vehicle was impaired by drug and speed was a factor in the collision," police said.

He is charged with impaired operation causing death and dangerous operation causing death. He was held for bail court.