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Updated: Police identify man killed in Kingsway collision

Investigation continues, police seeking information from the public

Updated Jan. 10 at 11:17 a.m.

Greater Sudbury Police have identified the victim of a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on Wednesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as a 40-year-old man of no fixed address. Police have notified his next of kin and out of respect for their wishes they will not be releasing the man's name.

The Traffic Management Unit is continuing their investigation into the collision. Anyone with information related to the collision, the pedestrian, or the driver of the light-coloured SUV that stopped at the scene is asked to contact GSPS at 705-675-9171.


Updated Jan. 9 at 2:26 p.m.

Greater Sudbury police are looking to speak with a man, about 50 years old, who was driving a light coloured SUV at the time of the incident. He stopped at the scene and may have witnessed the collision, police tweeted Wednesday.

"We would ask that you please contact police, 705-675-9171."


Updated Jan. 9 at 11:40 a.m.

The Kingsway is now open in both directions after a collision early this morning that killed a pedestrian. The incident remains under investigation.

Updated Jan. 9 at 10:24 a.m.

The male pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at the scene, Greater Sudbury Police confirmed in a tweet at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday. Police said they do not have a "confirmed identity" for the victim at this time. The police service's traffic management unit continues to investigate.

A section of The Kingsway remains closed to traffic.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Sudbury Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS (8477) or

Updated Jan. 9 at 8:36 a.m.

Traffic travelling toward Coniston is now being rerouted from The Kingsway down Falconbridge Road, as larger vehicles such as transport trucks cannot navigate the back roads, Greater Sudbury Police said in a tweet at 8:19 a.m.

Updated Jan. 9 at 8 a.m.

Greater Sudbury Police said in an update that the pedestrian suffered extensive injuries.

Motorists travelling down The Kingsway toward Coniston will be rerouted down Third Avenue to use back roads. The Kingsway will be closed in that direction for a prolonged period of time while Greater Sudbury Police's traffic unit investigates.

Motorists coming from Coniston will be rerouted down Levesque Street. 

Original story:

There's been a collision involving a pedestrian on The Kingsway near Third Avenue, Greater Sudbury Police reported in a tweet at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday.

The extent of injuries is currently unknown.

Both lanes heading toward Coniston are closed. Motorists will experience delays. Police ask people to find alternate routes, if possible.