Person killed after getting out of broken down vehicle on Ontario highway

FILE PHOTO — Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said a person was stuck while getting out of a vehicle that had broken down in an area of the highway that was under construction. OPP

One person is dead after a multi-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in a southbound lane of Highway 400 near Innisfil.

Aurora OPP said the crash happened at 8:26 a.m. Monday near Innisfil Beach Road.

In a video posted on X, formerly Twitter, media relations Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said a vehicle broke down in an area of the highway that was under construction.

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He said there was no shoulder where the driver could pull over so the vehicle was stopped in the right lane of moving traffic.

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“As the driver was exiting the vehicle, my understanding is they were struck by a passing vehicle,” Schmidt said.

In a second video, Schmidt confirmed a 63-year-old man from Barrie pronounced dead at the scene.

Schmidt says the man was struck by a passing pickup truck pulling a trailer.

No other injuries have been reported.

People are advised to expect delays in the area of Highway 400 heading southbound near Innisfil Beach Road.

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Detours are in effect until at least 2 p.m., police say.

More details will be provided as they become available.

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