SOUTH STORMONT — The SD&G OPP have officially released the name of Shawn Cryderman, 53, as the pedestrian killed by an out-of-control vehicle while trying to help another car out of a snowy ditch near Osnabruck Centre, last night.
Two other men assisting Cryderman with the roadside extrication were also hit by the incoming passenger vehicle that police say was driven by a 19-year-old male from South Stormont. One was sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police have not identified him but say he’s 32 years old and from North Dundas Township. The other man, a 53-year-old from South Stormont, received minimal injuries and was treated at the scene.
The SD&G OPP responded to the Nov. 21 incident on County Rd. 18 at just after 5:30 p.m.
They say the car that struck the pedestrians went out of control for reasons still under investigation.
OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) continue to look into the matter. A section of County Road 18 between Rombough Road and Morgan Road was closed to traffic but reopened at approximately 4 a.m. this morning.
The gofundme.com campaign page describes Cryderman as “a GREAT Samaritan … helping somebody get their car out of the ditch, just across the road from his house… when hit by another car that lost control. Shawn was pronounced dead on scene. He had no life insurance, so that means no money to put Shawn to rest. This hero deserves to be put rest.
“I’m trying to raise the money for a burial and tombstone, for a man that was known by everyone in Osnabruck Centre,” adds the writer of the campaign. The deceased “would help everyone and anyone at the blink of a eye. Please help put a great man to rest… He’s helped us enough; It’s our turn to be there for him.”