UPDATED: RCMP continue investigation into Kensington highway death

Colin MacLean
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KENSINGTON– Lowell D. Stavert, 53, of Kensington, is the man who died Christmas Day after he and another man were struck by a vehicle on Route 2 near Kensington.

Davison Funeral Home, Kensington, will hold a visitation on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m., followed by funeral in the Davison Funeral Home chapel at 3 p.m.  Interment later in Geddie Memorial Cemetery, Spring Brook. More details are available from the Davison Funeral Home site.

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KENSINGTON – Prince County RCMP are continuing their investigation into a bizarre Christmas Day incident that resulted in a man dying along a busy stretch of highway near Kensington.

A 53-year-old man from that area was killed around 9:30 p.m. when he was struck by a car on Route 2.

No charges had been laid in this case as of Thursday evening, said RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler.

The investigation is still in the preliminary stages, so it could be some time before any charges are laid, if any, said Butler.

There are also several units involved in this investigation, she added, so they will have to compile their collected evidence before possible charges are discussed.

“They will all come together in the next couple of days and discuss all the aspects of it … and once everything is put together they will have a clearer picture of what happened,” she said.

Butler also said that RCMP are withholding the identity of the deceased for the time being.

Due to so many people travelling during the holiday season, it’s unclear yet if all of his immediate family has been made aware of his passing.

Once they have confirmed that all of his family have been notified, RCMP will release his identity.

In terms of the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, Butler had little new information to release Thursday, other than to say that an autopsy has been completed but the results are not yet available.

The Mounties have said the man was involved in a fight with another man at a nearby home when it spilled out onto the highway.

At least one motorist stopped and attempted to break up the scuffle; it’s unclear if the two were still fighting when they were hit by the car.

The second man fled the scene but was later found and interviewed by police. His condition has not been released.

The condition of the driver who struck the men has also not been released.

Investigators are asking anyone who might have witnessed this event or who may have information regarding the incident to contact them at 566-7112. Information can also be reported anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Colin.MacLean@JournalPioneer.com

@JournalPMacLean

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Kensington, Prince, MacIntyre Roadand Garden Road

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  • Linda C.
    December 26, 2013 - 07:44

    RIP, my friend.