The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the death of Damitri Baranov, a 43-year-old Chateauguay truck driver, who was mortally wounded on Autoroute 401 on Wednesday, October 16 while he was stopped at the side of the expressway.
The driver of the vehicle who hit the Chateauguay man left the scene. According to police constable Patti Cote, the accident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. on the 401 near Woodstock.
‘’The investigation enabled us to ascertain that a motorist hit a man who had pulled over to the shoulder of the highway,’’ the constable explains in a video. ‘’The victim was transported to hospital and succumbed to his injuries.’’
The OPP is searching for witnesses of the accident to help in identifying the motorist who hit the trucker.
All information can be communicated to1-888-310-1122.
A nice man
«Dmitriy was very friendly person and easy to talk to. He liked to tell funny stories so everyone could have amuse. As a caring and a hardworking person, i think he had genuine concern for his family: his mother, wife, and 8-year old son. I feel very sorry for his family», say Natalia Fedosieieva, a friend of his.