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Colin MacLean
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A busy stretch of Route 2 near Kensington where a 53-year-old man died Christmas night after being struck by a car. Colin MacLean/Journal Pioneer

NEW ANNAN - P.E.I. RCMP are continuing their investigation into the death of a 53-year-old Kensington man who died in a collision near Kensington last week.

Lowell D. Stavert, died after being hit by a car on Route 2 on the evening of Christmas Day.

RCMP Sgt. Andrew Blackadar said Friday that the matter was still under investigation and that no new information would be forthcoming from police until at least next week, at the earliest.

No charges have been laid in Stavert's death as of yet.

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.

Members of Stavert's family who have spoken publicly about the incident have expressed doubt about whether there was a fight, saying he and the man he was supposedly fighting with respected each other.

They describe Starvert as a kind man who loved to tell stories and make others happy.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Kensington

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