Police identify victim in Sudbury's pedestrian fatality
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:57AM EST
Last Updated Friday, January 11, 2019 4:16PM EST
Police say the victim in Wednesday's pedestrian fatality has been identified as a 40-year-old man of no fixed address.
His next of kin has been notified and his name will not be released as per the family's wishes.
Police are still interested in speaking to a 50-year-old who was seen stopping at the scene in a light coloured SUV about what he may have seen in relation to the incident to assist their investigation.
Sudbury police say they are looking to speak to a man that stopped at the scene and may have witnessed the collision.
The man is described as approximately 50 years old and was driving a light coloured SUV.
Please contact the police at 705-675-9171.
"With the collisions that are occurring, there's nothing that we can do to predict when they're happening. Each of the collisions, if we look at what has happened over 2018 and now 2019, they've all been different. There's no consistent factors, such as speed, alcohol etc. All we can do is remind drivers that you have to pay attention to what is going on on the road and you have to abide by the rules that are out there." said Burtt.
Police in Sudbury say traffic was tied up during the busy morning commute in the east end of the city on Wednesday.
They are investigating the city's second fatal collision this week, this time involving a pedestrian.
Police say a man was struck by a vehicle around 7:30 am on the Kingsway near Third Ave.
"The pedestrian succumbed to their injuries at the scene. At this time, we don't have an identity on the individual that's involved. All we know is that it's a male party. What we are doing is appealing to the public right now for anybody who was in the area at the time of the collision or who may have witnessed a pedestrian in that area. They can contact the Greater Sudbury Police Service or Crime Stoppers and provide us information that may assist in this investigation." said Sergeant Tim Burtt, of GSPS.
Police say the coroner attended the scene and is assisting with the investigation.
The road was closed in both directions until just before noon.