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Man fatally struck while changing tire on highway near Montreal; police seeking driver

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One man is dead north of Montreal after he was struck by a truck while changing a tire on Highway 15.

The incident happened at 5:15 a.m. Thursday on the northbound Gédéon-Ouimet Bridge, which links Laval to Boisbriand.

Quebec provincial police say the driver stopped in the right-hand lane to fix the flat. 

"The driver came out to change a tire," said Elizabeth Marquis-Guy, a spokesperson with the Sûreté du Québec (SQ). "A pick-up truck hit him before leaving the scene."

The victim, a man in his 30s, was declared dead at the scene.

Officers are currently working to locate the driver that hit the victim.

The SQ released surveillance photos of a truck believed to be involved in the collision, and are asking anyone with information to come forward. 

Quebec provincial police released these images of a white pickup truck believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Laval on Thursday, May 9, 2024. (Source: SQ)

Two of the three northbound lanes on the bridge remain closed to allow investigators to analyze the scene.

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