Police say the 44-year-old Dartmouth man who died after he was struck by a transport truck while on Highway 102 near the Kelly Lake scales was reported missing last week.
The RCMP say the accident happened at 5:49 p.m. Feb. 2, as David Allen Doucette was struck by a tractor trailer travelling outbound.
The Dartmouth man had been reported missing to Halifax Regional Police Jan. 29, and police said he had relatives in Kentville, Kings County, and had lived in Ellershouse, Hants County.
Police say Doucette was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
“All I can confirm he was on the highway at the time,” said RCMP spokeswoman Const. Tammy Lobb. “We are trying to leverage any information we can get from witnesses.”
Lobb couldn’t say why the man was on the highway, but said it’s part of the investigation.
She confirmed the man was struck on the highway, not the shoulder of the road.
Lobb also wasn’t sure which of the three lanes on the six-lane highway he was hit in.
“Being involved in any collision can be shocking and stressful; when there is loss of life, it’s tragic and horrific,” Lobb said.
Police were on scene for several hours investigating the crash. The highway was never shut down, but some lanes were closed to traffic.