Pedestrian killed on Highway 417

Ontario Provincial Police say a 45-year-old man died after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 417 overnight.

OPP was called to the westbound lanes on the motorway between Metcalfe and Bronson around 11pm on Friday. A pedestrian had gone out onto the roadway and was hit by a motorist.

The pedestrian, whose identity has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car was not physically injured.

It is not known why the man was walking on the highway.

A stretch of the highway was blocked overnight, but it has since reopened.

Third fatal accident in two days

This was the second fatal collision involving a pedestrian in Ottawa in as many days and the third in the region since Thursday morning.

A 38-year-old pedestrian was hit by a driver in the March Road and Teron Road area of ​​Kanata late Thursday afternoon.

Ottawa police investigators are looking for witnesses to the crash.

A woman in her 60s was killed Thursday morning in Gatineau after being hit by a vehicle in the area of ​​Chemin d’Aylmer Road and Rue Chaudière.

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