KAWARTHA LAKES-Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a single motor vehicle collision, in which a pedestrian was struck on Highway 7.
Police say shortly after 4:00 a.m. on September 13, 2021 officers received a call that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle which had been traveling east bound on Highway 7, just west of Emily Park Road.
The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at scene, and has been identified as Justin Saunders, 37 years of age, of Emily Township.
The OPP’s Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) unit and Reconstructionist were deployed to the scene to assist with the investigation. The highway was closed until 11:00 a.m. in order to facilitate the investigation.
Any witnesses are being asked to come forward to contact the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP detachment at 1-705-324-6741, the non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers.
The OPP is reminding pedestrians to stay off the highway when traveling and to wear high visibility/reflective clothing when visibility and lighting is limited. The public can report dangerous conditions to the OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122.