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ONE LIFE AND TEN YEARS GONE

Wellington County OPP Press Release:


On a dark stretch of road, just a few minutes past midnight ten years ago yesterday, a body lies. 18-year-old Lucas SHORTREED of Fergus was dead, struck by a vehicle and killed on Wellington Road 17, north of Elora. The vehicle, possibly a mid-1990's White Dodge Neon, was travelling away from Alma towards Highway 6 when it hit Shortreed as he walked. The vehicle then fled the scene leaving shattered pieces of glass, car parts and Shortreed's short life behind.

Technical Collision Investigators (TCI), Wellington County Major Crime and Wellington County Traffic Unit have conducted an extensive investigation and are still considering this case 'open'.

The Shortreed family and police continue to hold out hope that the one person who knows what happen come forward and can give closure. Quite simply the questions yet to solve are the "who" and "why" and only one person has those answers.

Detachment Commander Scott Lawson says "This is the kind of case you work and you work and you work, you don't close the book on it. You have a family and community that deserve answers. We believe that the driver who struck Lucas knows what they did and we hope that they come forward and clear the air. Tell us what happened and give Lucas's family and maybe yourself some peace"

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the O.P.P. 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).


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