A 64-year-old man has died after being struck by a transport which fled the scene in the early morning of Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.
The Sharbot Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating the incident, which occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m. today.
According to the OPP, officers located the pedestrian, Wayne Kimberley, 64, suffering from life-threatening injuries on Highway 7. Kimberley was transported by ambulance to hospital, but passed away as a result of his injuries.
“The preliminary investigation has found that Mr. Kimberley was walking along the north shoulder and was struck by an unknown vehicle, which then left the scene,” the OPP said in a press release.
Highway 7 is closed between Highway 38 and Highway 509 as OPP collision investigators are on the scene. Detours are in place, and drivers are asked to follow the marked detours in the area.
The Sharbot Lake OPP are continuing the investigation and are looking to identify the vehicle involved, which they’ve identified as a transport.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sharbot Lake OPP at 1-888-310-1122.