Waterloo Regional Police

A horse was injured after escaping the stable at a Waterloo movie theatre on Sunday evening and wandering into traffic. (Colin Butler/CBC News)

Waterloo Regional Police say a 66-year-old man has died after he was struck by a vehicle on Speedsville Road near the Highway 401 overpass in Cambridge. 

The fatal collision occurred at around 7 a.m. Thursday as the man crossed Speedsville Road. He was struck by a red pickup truck driving southbound.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene, where the pedestrian, identified as Cambridge resident Alonzo Carrington, was pronounced dead.

Police had closed Speedsville Road between Royal Oak Road and Leisure Lodge Road until around 1 p.m. as they investigated.

Roads around the region were slick as wet snow and rain accumulated overnight, but police did not immediately say if road conditions were a factor in the crash.

Police are asking potential witnesses to contact their traffic services branch at 519-650-8500 ext. 8516 or to email traffic@wrps.on.ca.