KELLY LAKE - A 44-year-old Dartmouth man is dead after he was struck by a transport truck while on Highway 102 near the Kelly Lake scales.
The RCMP say the accident happened at 5:49 p.m. Sunday as a tractor trailer travelling outbound struck the victim, who has been identified as David Allen Doucette and who was reported missing to police on Jan. 29.
Police say Doucette was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
‚ÄúAll I can confirm is he was on the highway at the time,‚ÄĚ said RCMP spokesperson Const. Tammy Lobb. ‚ÄúWe are trying to leverage any information we can get from witnesses.‚ÄĚ
Lobb couldn‚Äôt say why the man was on the highway, but said it‚Äôs part of the investigation.
She confirmed the man was struck on the highway, not the shoulder of the road.
She also wasn‚Äôt sure which of the three lanes on the six-lane highway he was hit in.
‚ÄúBeing involved in any collision can be shocking and stressful; when there is loss of life, it‚Äôs tragic and horrific,‚ÄĚ Lobb said.
Police were on scene for several hours investigating the crash. The highway was never closed, but some lanes were closed to traffic.