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OPP seeking witnesses as car flees pedestrian collision in Angus

Crash happened around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the area of King and Auburn streets
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Provincial police are seeking witnesses after a car hit a pedestrian in Essa Township and the driver then failed to remain at the scene.

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, just before 9:15 p.m., Nottawasaga OPP officers responded to a fail-to-remain collision in the area of King Street and Auburn Street in Angus.

Police say the victim was walking eastbound on King Street when the suspect vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed eastbound on King Street, and then turned northbound on Auburn Street at the same time the victim was within the intersection, striking the person.

The vehicle did not remain at the scene and was last observed idling on Auburn Street, and then reversing and travelling eastbound on King Street, police said in a news release.

Police believe the suspect vehicle is either navy or black, older model sedan, unknown make or model and are looking for witnesses to help identify the involved vehicle.

It is believed that the involved vehicle may have damage to the front fender, door, and a broken headlight. The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a white male, between the ages of 30 and 40, with a short beard with unkempt hair.

The police investigation is ongoing at this time and anyone that may have witnessed this collision is asked to call Nottawasaga OPP at 1-705-434-1939 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also leave an anonymous tip online at