Pedestrian struck and killed on Highway 7 near Omemee early Monday morning

37-year-old Justin Saunders of Emily Township died at the scene

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) police car. (Photo: OPP)

A 37-year-old Emily Township man is dead after he was struck by a motor vehicle early Monday morning (September 13) on Highway 7 just west of Emily Park Road near Omemee.

Just after 4 a.m. on Monday, City of Kawartha Lakes OPP received a call that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle travelling east bound on Highway 7.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police have identified the victim as Justin Saunders, 37, of Emily Township.

Highway 7 was closed until 11 a.m. for a police investigation.

Police are asking any witnesses to the incident to contact the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP detachment at 1-705-324-6741, the non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stopper at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

The OPP is reminding pedestrians to stay off highways when travelling and to wear high visibility or reflective clothing when visibility and lighting is limited. The public can report dangerous conditions to the OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122.