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No evidence of wrongdoing: Garson pedestrian death appears accidental, police say

Driver was not 'aware that a pedestrian was struck'
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Greater Sudbury Police said in a tweet this afternoon that all available evidence points to the fact the collision that killed an elderly Garson man on Monday was accidental.

Police said the evidence that has been gathered so far — witness statements and video footage — suggests the driver of the dump truck involved was unaware a pedestrian had been hit by the vehicle.

"At this stage in the investigation, there is no evidence to suggest any wrongdoing on the driver's behalf," a GSPS tweet this afternoon reads. "Charges will not be laid at this time."

That said, the investigation is not at an end police said. 

This morning police released a surveillance image of a dump truck and trailer they believed was involved in the June 11 fatal collision. However, Greater Sudbury Police later said the dump truck shown in the image was not the vehicle involved.

In fact, police said a second dump truck and trailer was responsible. The investigation led officers to the second dump truck and its driver. 

After questioning the driver and examining the dump truck, police determined not to lay charges.

Updated: June 12 at 3:45 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police will not be laying charges at the moment in relation to a fatal collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on June 11.

"Thus far, through the evidence, statements and videos gathered during this investigation, charges will not be laid at this time," said a tweet from GSPS.

"The investigation is ongoing. Our hearts go out to those involved and affected by this tragic event."

 

Original story:

Police say it was a second dump truck and trailer that was involved in a pedestrian collision yesterday in Garson that claimed the life of an 86-year-old man.

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. 




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