Body found on shoulder of Hwy 417 has been identified as a 34-year-old Ottawa woman

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(RUSSELL COUNTY, ON) – On July 2, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m. officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Russell County detachment responded to a report of a deceased person on the shoulder portion of westbound Highway #417 near mile marker 88.

Officers attended the scene and located a female pedestrian that had been struck by a passing vehicle.

The deceased has been identified as a 34-year-old woman from Ottawa.  The identity of the deceased is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

A portion of Highway #417, was closed with detours in place, was re-opened on July 3, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m.

The Russell County OPP Crime Unit will be continuing with the investigation.

Russell County OPP ask that if you have any information on this death to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you have information and wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)