Man killed by car on Boomer Line near St. Clements
A 24-year-old man from Wallestein is dead after a collision near St. Clements Tuesday morning.
The collision occurred on Boomer Line between Herrgott Road and Moser Young Road. Boomer Line is closed to traffic and police are advising drivers to avoid the area.
Around 8 a.m., a man was loading a piece of construction equipment onto a trailer attached to a truck. The trailer's ramps were down.
Waterloo Regional Police (WRP) said an eastbound car drove up the ramps, hitting the man loading construction equipment, killing him.
The car continued airborne over the truck, landing on the roadway and going into the ditch, snapping a hydro pole in half.
"This is a unique situation," Staff Sgt. Michael Hinsperger with WRPS told CBC News at the scene. "Road condition and alcohol do not appear to be a factor at this stage of the investigation."
A section of Boomer Line will remain closed for several hours while police continue to investigate.
Labour ministry called to scene
The deceased man on the trailer has not been identified. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Ministry of Labour has been called in because the man was working at the time of his death.
Hydro crews have also been called in because of the collapsed utility pole.
Police said the car's driver was not believed to have been seriously injured.