Police seeking driver of transport truck involved in fatal hit-and-run

May 29 2019, 5:17 pm

Ontario Provincial Police are seeking public assistance identifying the driver of a transport truck driver who was involved in a fatal hit-and-run early Wednesday morning and failed to remain at the scene.

According to OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, the collision occurred around 12:55 am on Wednesday on Highway 401 under the Keele Street overpass.

Reportedly, a 67-year-old man was outside of his vehicle when he was struck by the transport truck, from which he sustained fatal injuries.

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Police say the truck’s breaks were activated and the vehicle almost stopped before continuing eastbound in either the right or second-from-the-right lane.

At this time, police don’t know who was driving the vehicle or what company it was driving for. It is described as a fuel tanker truck or bulk tanker truck with a full-length trailer.

Anyone with information, including dashcam footage, is asked to contact the OPP at 416-235-4981, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.