Brockville pedestrian dies after hit by snowplow

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

BROCKVILLE – A city man has died of his injuries in hospital after being struck by a snowplow in a parking lot on Kensington Parkway.

Emergency responders were called to the parking lot of the apartment building at 1360 Kensington Parkway around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A 30-year-old pedestrian – now identified as 30-year-old Tyler Burtch of Brockville – was rushed by paramedics to Brockville General Hospital in serious condition.

The newspaper carrier for the Brockville Recorder and Times later died of his injuries while being transported to Kingston General Hospital for further treatment.

The commercial snowplow, described as a pickup truck with a plow and salting attachments, was being driven by a private contractor, according to police.

The Brockville Police Service is continuing its investigation, aided by the O.P.P. Technical Traffic Collision Investigations (TCCI) unit and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Police say everyone is cooperating with investigators and they are also seeking witnesses. You can call Det. Graham Coe at 613-342-0127 extension 4245 if you have any information.

The last known case where a pedestrian was killed by a motor vehicle in the City of Brockville was the summer of 2015 when a woman was struck by a pickup truck on Pearl Street.

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