The OPP, Hawkesbury Fire Department and the ambulance service responded to a call about an injured person found on the Long Sault Bridge Friday morning, around 5 a.m.
The injured person was taken to Hawkesbury & District Regional General Hospital (HGH) for treatment. The individual was later pronounced dead as a result of those injuries. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.
Long Sault Bridge spans the Ottawa River between Hawkesbury in Ontario and Grenville in in Québec. Part of the westbound lane closest to the side of the bridge was cordoned off and two OPP patrol vehicles stationed at the site for traffic control and to help preserve the scene for investigators. A tarpaulin cover was secured over the pedestrian walkway to help shelter both the site and also a bike that may been involved in the accident.
The OPP Technical Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Unit is now involved. Anyone who may be a witness to the incident or have information that can help with the investigation can call the Hawkesbury OPP detachement at 1-888-310-1122 or the CrimeStoppers confidential reports number 1-800-222-8477.
Further updates will be made when more information is available.