Police release name of man killed in highway altercation Christmas night

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Lowell D. Stavert of Kensington died after being struck by a vehicle during fight on the road

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.

Lowell D. Stavert, 53, of Kensington, is the man who died Christmas Day after he and another man were struck by a vehicle while standing on the highway in Kensington.

Prince County RCMP is still investigating the incident, which occurred around 9:30 p.m. Christmas night.

Police believe Stavert and the other man were engaged in a fight in a nearby residence, then took the altercation outside on Route 2, near the Pine Acres RV store in Kensington.

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. Mounties do not believe the driver of the car was involved in the fight.

The second man fled the scene but was later found and interviewed by police.

No charges have been laid yet but the investigation is continuing. 

RCMP Major Crime Unit released Stavert's name just after 11:30 a.m. and his funeral arrangements were posted earlier in the day.

Davison Funeral Home, Kensington, will hold a visitation on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. , followed by funeral in the Davison Funeral Home chapel at 3 p.m.  Interment later in Geddie Memorial Cemetery, Spring Brook. More details are available from the Davison Funeral Home site.

Geographic location: Kensington

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  • Freedom
    December 27, 2013 - 10:17

    This breaks my heart. Prayers to this man's family and friends at this difficult time.

  • Islander
    December 27, 2013 - 08:58

    So sad my thoughts and prayers are with this man's family and friends.