London man facing 2nd degree murder charge

A London, ON resident has been charged with 2nd degree murder after a man was struck by a vehicle in a Hwy 12 parking lot.

On Saturday at 1:50pm, the Midland Police Service (MPS) responded to a report of a male being struck by a vehicle in the parking lot at 16845 Highway 12, Midland (the Walmart Plaza).

29 yr old Corby Stott of Wyevale was treated at the scene and transported to Georgian Bay Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

2nd Degree murder charge laid

A 25 year old man was arrested at the scene. Jason Heffernan of London, ON is charged with 2nd Degree Murder and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016.

A post mortem is scheduled for today at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto.

The investigation continues by members of Midland PS, OPP Central Region Regional Support Team, and OPP HSD Technical Traffic Collision Investigators under the direction of Detective Inspector Martin GRAHAM and Detective Staff Sergeant Matt WATSON of OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Police 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

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