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Pedestrian dead after being hit by pick-up truck in Thorold

Collision occurred Wednesday night between Princess St. and Egerter Rd.; victim identified as a man in his 30s from Hamilton
2021-04-05 Niagara Regional Police cruiser
Niagara Regional Police Service file photo

Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Collision Reconstruction (RECON) detectives are investigating a fatal collision involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian.

On March 1, 2023 at 10:35 p.m., 1 District St. Catharines / Thorold uniform police officers from the NRPS responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in the City of Thorold.

Officers arrived on scene in the area of Highway 20, between Princess Street and Egerter Road. A pedestrian was located in critical condition. Despite resuscitative efforts on scene by Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics and Thorold Fire Services, the pedestrian was pronounced dead. The pedestrian has been identified as a male in his 30s from Hamilton.

The involved vehicle is a white 2010 Ford F150 pickup truck. The Ford was being driven by a 24-year-old man from Welland.

Highway 20 was closed for the investigation but has since reopened.

Detectives from the NRPS Collision Reconstruction Unit have been assigned to the investigation. They are being assisted by detectives from the Forensic Services Unit, the Traffic Enforcement Unit and the Office of the Coroner.

The circumstances leading up the collision remain under investigation. No charges have been laid in this investigation. Anyone who may have information about this incident is being asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, ext. 1009569.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.