Pedestrian dead after being hit by vehicle on Highway 7

A 37-year-old Emily Township resident has died after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 7 in Kawartha Lakes Monday (Sept. 13) morning.

According to the OPP, officers received a call that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle that had been traveling east on Highway 7, just west of Emily Park Road, around 4 a.m.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at scene and has been identified as  Justin Saunders.

The highway was closed for roughly seven hours for the police investigation.

Witnesses are being asked to contact the Kawartha Lakes OPP detachment at 1-705-324-6741 or the non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122.


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