OPP investigating death of pedestrian in Casselman

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Deceased now identified

CASSELMAN — Russell County OPP are investigating the death of a pedestrian struck by a transport truck in Casselman this morning.

Officers responded shortly after 10:30 a.m. to the fatality at the intersection of Lafleche Boulevard and Principale Street.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision investigators are assisting the local detachment.

Police have closed Principale Street from the Highway 417 westbound exit to St-Isidore Rd. Detours have been put in place for all vehicles exiting the 417 in both directions, and police request that the public avoid the area.

Update, Oct. 2: The deceased individual found at the scene has been identified as 46-year-old Robert Facette. A post mortem was scheduled to take place in Ottawa on Sept. 29.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation.  Witnesses to the incident or anyone with information about the matter are asked to contact the Russell County OPP at 613-443-4499 or 1-888-310-1122.

Principale Street was reopened after nine hours.



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