(OTTAWA, ON) - On July 29, 2018 at approximately 10:33 p.m., the Ottawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 417 near St Laurent Boulevard. Multiple lanes of the highway travelling westbound were closed, but have since reopened. The ministry of Transportation assisted with traffic control in the area. The Ottawa Police Service assisted the OPP to identify the deceased.
The deceased male has been identified as Gordon PITSEOLAK, 22 years old, of Pangnirtung, Nunavut.
The investigation is continuing and The OPP is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact police as 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.