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Police search for driver of transport truck in fatal Hwy. 401 crash that kills 67-year-old

Ontario Provincial Police are looking to track down the driver of a transport truck that fatally struck a 67-year-old on Highway 401 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Truck described as a fuel tanker with a full-length trailer failed to remain at scene, police say

The truck is described as a fuel tanker with a full-length trailer. Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the driver activated his brake lights, slowed down and nearly stopped before continuing eastbound. (Sgt. Kerry Schmidt/OPP)

Ontario Provincial Police are looking to track down the driver of a transport truck that fatally struck a 67-year-old on Highway 401 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the man was standing outside his vehicle on the highway just before 1 a.m., when a transport truck heading eastbound in the express lanes at Keele Street approached.

The man was killed, while the truck continued on, failing to remain at the scene. 

The truck is described as a fuel tanker with a full-length trailer. Schmidt said the driver activated his brake lights, slowed down and nearly stopped before continuing eastbound.

Investigators are now asking anyone with dashcam footage or who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

They're also asking the driver to turn him or herself in.

"We don't know what the circumstances were or why this pedestrian was out on the highway but we certainly have questions," said Schmidt. 

"The family is "devastated by the loss of a loved one," he added.

"We need your help."