OPP trying to identify pedestrian struck and killed on Highway 401

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The OPP is appealing to the public to help them identify a man who was struck and killed as he walked on Highway 401 in the Belleville area.

The force’s forensic art unit created a sketch of the man who is described as about five feet, 10 inches tall and 132 pounds with short, dark hair and a tattoo of a triangle on his inner right forearm.

OPP officers were first alerted that a man was walking on the eastbound Highway 401 near Highway 37 just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Soon after, they learned that he had gone onto the highway and been hit by a transport truck.

The man, who was not carrying any identification, was pronounced dead at the scene. He may have been a transient just passing through the area, police said.

Anyone who knows the man’s identity “or can help the OPP contact his family,” is asked to call the the Lennox and Addington County OPP crime unit at 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips can be submitted to ontariocrimestoppers.ca.