Author Topic: Lucas Shortreed | Alma/Fergus, Wellington County | 11 Oct 2008  (Read 9488 times)


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Lucas Shortreed | Alma/Fergus, Wellington County | 11 Oct 2008
« on: February 09, 2011, 06:04:37 PM »
Lucas Shortreed, 18, was walking home from a party in Alma when he was hit by a car on Wellington Road 17 near Highway 6.

WELLINGTON COUNTY$50Gs reward offered in hit-run case regarding Lucas Shortreed

Yesterday, Wellington County OPP and Crime Stoppers re-enacted the hit and run for the media on Wellington Road 17 near Fourteenth Line just outside of Alma.

They are hoping that restaging the event that happened almost two weeks ago will jog the memory of anyone with information.

On Friday, Oct. 10, Shortreed, 18, went to a house party in Alma. It was the first night of a long weekend.

He had some drinks and left the party at about 11:30 p.m., walking home to Fergus.

No one is sure why he decided to make the 14-kilometre trek, rather than get a ride back to town in one of the cabs picking people up from the party.

At 11:53 p.m., he was hit.

At 12:09 a.m., police responded to a call from the person who found Shortreed's lifeless body on the road, about one kilometre outside of Alma.

The car that hit him had fled the scene.

Police believe that car is a mid- to late-1990s Chrysler, Dodge or Plymouth, white or light grey in colour. The vehicle will be damaged on the passenger front corner and side, and the passenger window is likely smashed out as well.

Sergeant Mike Ashley said he would like to hear from anyone who knows of a vehicle matching that description, or knows someone whose vehicle is missing.

"It's not uncommon in these kinds of investigations for the driver who is responsible to panic and flee the scene," he said.

Police also said someone travelling in the area that night may have more information than they realize.

"It was a long weekend, Oktoberfest, there were lots of cars around," Crime Stoppers spokesperson Constable Jennifer Smith said.

Meanwhile, Gale continues to think about her son's last moments.

"All they had to do was stop and call, and treat him like a respectable human being," she said. "It would have made all the difference."


Police hope $50,000 reward will help solve Shortreed mystery


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