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Police looking for witnesses in fatal hit-and-run on Baseline Road near Algonquin College

One man has been arrested, but officers are still looking to speak with anyone who may have seen a pedestrian get hit by a van in the area.
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Ottawa Police Service cruiser. Mike Vlasveld/ OttawaMatters

A 33-year-old Ottawa man is dead after being hit by a van on Baseline Road, just east of Woodroffe Avenue, and police are looking for witnesses.

Officers say a white, 2009 Chevrolet van hit a pedestrian in a parking lot just before 8:56 p.m., Tuesday, September 15.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital and later succumbed to injuries suffered in the collision.

Joly Bourgeois, 35, of Ottawa, has been charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation of a conveyance causing death
  • Fail to stop at scene of an accident knowing that, or reckless as to whether, the conveyance was involved in an accident with a person

He is scheduled to appear in court later Wednesday.

Witnesseses are being asked to contact the Ottawa Police Collision Investigation Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481, or by email at  

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at 

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