Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Tweed

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

TWEED – A 62-year-old Tweed man died after being struck by a car on Wednesday afternoon.

Central Hastings OPP responded to the collision on Old Hungerford Road new Birch Lane aroudn 2:40 p.m. Police determined that a southbound car had moved onto the right shoulder as a northbound farm truck approached in a curve. The car then struck a pedestrian walking northbound.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead. The 21-year-old female driver from Madoc suffered minor injuries, police say.

The road was closed until 9 p.m. as police investigated. The investigation is continuing.

UPDATE FRIDAY: Police have identified the man as John Courneya.

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