OPP investigating fatal hit-and-run on Hwy. 401 near Woodstock

OPP say a driver struck another motorist, who was outside his vehicle at the time, before allegedly leaving the scene. Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

OPP are investigating a fatal hit-and-run involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Highway 401 that occurred Wednesday night.

Emergency crews responded to the highway just east of Woodstock around 8:30 p.m.

Police say a passing eastbound vehicle hit a man while he was outside his own vehicle. According to police, the driver did not remain at the scene after the man was struck.

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The man was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.

His name is not being released at this time.

A single eastbound lane of Highway 401 between Dundas and Blandford streets was closed for several hours, reopening at around 4 a.m. Thursday.

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Anyone with information about the incident or who was in the area at the time is asked to contact OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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