Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:57 a.m.
Pedestrian killed in highway accident
A man is dead as a result of a fatal accident Wednesday morning on Highway 417 near Vankleek Hill involving a pedestrian and a tractor-trailer transport.
OPP, paramedics, and the Champlain Fire Department were at the scene at about 11 a.m. The accident occurred on the eastbound lanes of Highway 417 in Champlain Township.
Police closed off access to the site with traffic detours set up at the Highway 34 access route to allow both emergency personnel and the OPP Traffic Investigation Unit deal with the situation. The detours were lifted at about 6 p.m. that evening.
Police have confirmed one fatality resulting from the accident. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
Investigation of the accident continues.