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RCMP on P.E.I. are investigating the sudden death of a 53-year-old man on Route 2 near Kensington around 9:30 p.m. Christmas Day.

Police say two men were in an altercation when a passing vehicle struck the pair.

One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man ran away. 

RCMP are currently interviewing several witnesses, including the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision. Police located the man on Thursday and interviewed him.

At this point in the investigation, no charges have been laid. 

During the investigation, traffic on Route 2 was restricted between Garden Road and MacIntyre Road.

The autopsy was completed Thursday but the final results have not been released. 

Police have not released the victim’s name.