A 50-year-old man was cycling southbound on the paved shoulder when he was struck from behind by the truck. The man died from his injuries at the scene.
A short time later, an 80-year-old man was arrested at a residence in Scoudouc for leaving the scene of a collision. He was held in police custody overnight and released this morning on conditions. He will appear in court at a later date.
The victim is from British Columbia and had been cycling across Canada. His name has not yet been released pending notification of his family.
The investigation is ongoing.