February 13, 2016 5:24 pm

Ottawa-area man killed in Jamaica hit-and-run

A police car is parked outside a hospital in Kingston, Jamaica in this file photo.

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NEGRIL, Jamaica – An Ottawa-area man has died in Jamaica after he was struck by a motorcycle in an alleged hit-and-run.

John Rowsom is from Clayton, Ont., a rural town about 40 minutes west of Ottawa, and was on vacation with his wife in Negril when he was struck and killed.

Negril police say the 76-year-old was crossing the road on Thursday, when he was hit by the motorcycle.

Police say the driver fled the scene.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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