Car believed to be involved in fatal Kitchener hit and run found in Waterloo

Police say they have located a car that they suspect was part of a fatal hit and run in Kitchener on Feb. 3.

A 40-year-old man was found dead beside Highland Road W. in Kitchener on Feb. 3

Police responded to Highland Road W. in Kitchener on Feb. 3 after they received a 911 call about an injured man on the side of the road. A 40-year-old Kitchener man was pronounced dead at the scene. (Matthew Pierce/CBC)

A car believed to have been involved in a fatal hit and run in Kitchener on Feb. 3 has been seized by officers from a home in Waterloo, police say.

Officers continue to investigate who was behind the wheel of a black 2009 Cadillac CTS at the time of the hit and run that killed a 40-year-old Kitchener man, Const. André Johnson with the Waterloo Regional Police Service said. 

"They are working diligently to locate that individual," he said.

Johnson said while police did receive some tips from the public on the case, "the vehicle was located through investigative steps."

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the car between 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 12 a.m. on Feb. 3 to contact police. This includes anyone who may have dashboard images or video of Highland Road W. during that time as well.

Police say the car had black, tinted windows and there was damage to the passenger side.

Officers were called to the area of Highland Road W. and Ira Needles Boulevard., in Kitchener just before 11 a.m. on Feb. 3 after a report of an injured person on the side of the road. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the name of the victim.

"Investigators believe that the male was struck by a motor vehicle while he was walking on Highland Road W. near Westheights Drive," police said in a release Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8191 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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