63-year-old Valley East man hit near Val Est Mall
Updated 10:48 a.m. on Sept. 4
Highway 69 North is now reopened to all traffic following the early morning fatality, said police.
A 63-year-old Valley East man is dead following an early morning collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 69 North, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.
The man was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His name is not being released at this time.
The crash happened at about 4:45 a.m. on Sept. 4, when a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while crossing Highway 69 North in the vicinity of the Val Est Mall.
Officers are currently on scene.
As a result of the collision, the south-bound lanes of Highway 69 North are closed, and they will remain closed for several hours, said police. Traffic is being rerouted through MacKenzie Street to Lina Street to Main Street. Motorists are urged to use an alternative route.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Police are also investigating two more motor vehicle collisions, one involving two vehicles in the northbound lanes near the original collision. Injuries are unknown at this time.
The other collision took place near the Tim Hortons at 5085 Regional Rd. 80 involving three vehicles. One person was injured; however, the extent of the injuries is not yet known.
This marks the second pedestrian killed by a vehicle in four days in Greater Sudbury. A 20-year-old British Columbia woman was killed on Highway 17 on Aug. 31. A preliminary investigation reveals a westbound pickup truck hit her as she was walking westbound on the north shoulder of the highway.
The Ontario Provincial Police is investigating. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to phone Const. Andre Taschereau at the Sudbury OPP detachment by phoning 1-888-310-1122 or 705-564-6900.