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Hit and run: Police believe they have located vehicle involved in Garson fatality

Previous image distributed by police is not the vehicle involved

Updated June 12 at 1:38 p.m.: This morning police released a surveillance image of a dump truck and trailer they say was involved in the June 11 fatal collision. However, Greater Sudbury Police now say the dump truck shown in the image is not the vehicle involved.

That dump truck was located and the driver questioned about his whereabouts yesterday. He was in the vicinity at the time of the crash, but was not involved.

However, police are now saying it was a second dump truck and trailer that is responsible for striking and killing an elderly pedestrian. 

Police have not made an arrest and no charges have been announced. GSPS spokesperson Kaitlyn Dunn said the investigation is ongoing. 

Officers are "speaking with the driver" now, she said, and "looking over" the dump truck for evidence. 

Updated June 12 at 12:31 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police are reporting they believe they have located the vehicle involved in yesterday's fatal hit and run in Garson, and it is not the dump truck and trailer police were originally looking for.

Tips from the public helped identify the vehicle police say is involved in this collision, which took the life of an 86-year-old man.

The dump truck seen in the image that was previously released by police is not the vehicle that was involved in the crash, but it was in the area at the time of the incident.

GSPS said it received numerous tips from the public, as well as dash camera videos, that led to the identification of what police believe is vehicle responsible. The driver of the dump truck that was shown in the previous image came forward to police and was co-operative, GSPS said.

Police have not said they've made an arrest or identified the driver of the vehicle. They have not released any information about the vehicle they say is involved, including make and model. 

Police thank the public for their assistance and the numerous calls, tips and videos that were provided in relation to this investigation.

Updated June 12 at 7:45 a.m.

Greater Sudbury Police have released a picture of a dump truck with an attached trailer involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision in New Sudbury Monday afternoon.

They're asking for the public's assistance in identifying the vehicle.

It’s believed that the truck came into contact with a pedestrian at the intersection of Falconbridge Road and Penman Avenue at around 3:15 p.m. and continued southbound. 

It was last seen southbound from the area of Falconbridge Road at the Tim Horton’s in Garson.   

The 86-year-old pedestrian who was struck by the truck succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The pedestrian’s name is being withheld at the family’s request. 
Any witnesses to the collision and any businesses that may have video of the incident are asked to come forward and contact police.

The road was closed until around 9 p.m. Monday for a police investigation.
Greater Sudbury Police Service thanked the public for their patience, including motorists and residents of the area, during the lengthy road closure due to this tragic set of circumstances. 

Updated June 11 at 9:47 p.m.
Police are looking for a tractor trailer involved in a fatal hit and run crash this afternoon in Garson.
The crash took place at around 3:15 p.m. this afternoon at the intersection of Falconbridge Road and Penman Avenue.
Greater Sudbury Police say a southbound tractor trailer struck a pedestrian at the intersection. That person was killed. Police haven't released any information about the victim.
After striking the person, the truck continued south on Falconbridge Road. Police continue to search for this vehicle and are asking anyone with information to phone police at (705) 675-9171.

Updated, June 11, 4:30 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police are currently investigating a fatal collision on Falconbridge Road.

At this time the only way to access the north part of Garson beyond Margaret Street is via Garson Coniston Road.

Falconbridge Road is closed from Pilotte Road to Margaret Street. Back roads including Pilotte Road at O'Neil Drive W are closed. All traffic will be rerouted back.

Plan ahead to use Garson Coniston Road


Updated: June 11, 4:00 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police have barricaded off a section of Falconbridge Road at Pilotte Road after a fatal collision this afternoon.

The road will be closed from Pilotte Road to Margaret Street. Entrance to and exit from the strip mall along Falconbridge Road will be closed off while officers investigate.

Motorists are being asked to used Garson/Coniston Road to access the north part of Garson beyond Margaret Street.

Greater Sudury Police are asking that motorists not use the new subdivision to access O'Neil Drive W. Motorists doing so are entering into an active scene. 


Original story:

A crash has closed Falconbridge Road, which will remain closed for "an unknown period of time" between O'Neil Drive West and Lawrence Street in Garson, Greater Sudbury Police tweeted a few minutes ago.

There are no details on the nature of the crash. GSPS, the Greater Sudbury Fire Service and paramedics have responded.

KICX 91.7FM has reported callers are saying the incident involves a pedestrian collision, but has not received official confirmation on this yet.

Drivers are encouraged to find an alternate route. Officers are on scene controlling traffic. will update this story as more information becomes available.