Investigation continues into bizarre Christmas Day death

Colin MacLean
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One man dead after he and another struck by car while fighting; second man took flight

Vehicles drive on a busy stretch of Route 2 near Kensington where a 53-year-old man died Wednesday night after being struck by a car.

KENSINGTON – Prince County RCMP have located a man they were looking for in connection with a bizarre incident near here that left a man dead Christmas Day.

Two men, reportedly involved in a fight, were struck by a car on Route 2 in Kensington Wednesday evening. One of them, a 53-year-old Prince County man, was killed.

No charges had been laid in this case as of Thursday evening, said RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler.

The investigation is still in the preliminary stages, so it could be some time before any charges are laid, if any, said Butler.

There are also several units involved in this investigation, she added, so they will have to compile their collected evidence before possible charges are discussed.

“They will all come together in the next couple of days and discuss all the aspects of it … and once everything is put together they will have a clearer picture of what happened,” she said.

Butler also said that RCMP are withholding the identity of the deceased for the time being.

Due to so many people travelling during the holiday season, it’s unclear yet if all of his immediate family has been made aware of his passing.

Once they have confirmed that all of his family have been notified, RCMP will release his identity.

In terms of the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, Butler had little new information to release Thursday, other than to say that an autopsy has been completed but the results are not yet available.

The Mounties have said the man was involved in a fight with another man at a nearby home when it spilled out onto the highway.

At least one motorist stopped and attempted to break up the scuffle; it’s unclear if the two were still fighting when they were hit by the car.

The second man fled the scene but was later found and interviewed by police. His condition has not been released.

The condition of the driver who struck the men has also not been released.

Investigators are asking anyone who might have witnessed this event or who may have information regarding the incident to contact them at 566-7112. Information can also be reported anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: KENSINGTON

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  • To sad
    December 27, 2013 - 08:40

    Sad go smoke your pot, might shut you up.

  • Sad
    December 27, 2013 - 07:29

    Alcohol? Probably. But, you can be darn sure it wasn't that illegal pot . . .

    • candrayo
      December 27, 2013 - 08:00

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