A London man will appear in court later this week on a second degree murder charge following a fatal pedestrian collision over the Canada Day long weekend.
A 29-year-old man was killed following the incident in a busy parking lot in Midland on Saturday afternoon.
It was shortly before 2p.m. when Police were called to the parking lot shared by several businesses including Home Depot, Walmart, and Dollar Tree.
Investigators say the incident began as an argument between two men who did not previously know eachother.
The cause remains unclear, but the suspect allegedly got into a vehicle and struck the victim.
29-year-old Corby Stott of Wyevale was rushed to Georgian Bay Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
25-year-old Jason Heffernan of London was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree murder.
He’ll be staying behind bars until his next scheduled court appearance on Wednesday in Barrie.
A post-mortem has been performed on Stott, a father of two young sons who worked as a mechanic. It’s not known when the results will be released.
Midland Police and OPP are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have taken photographs or video to come forward.
Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact Midland Police at 705-526-2201 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.