Police are not looking to lay charges in the death of an Ottawa man last year, but are simply looking to bring closure to a seven-month-old case for the sake of the deceased’s family.

Ontario Provincial Police held a media show-and-tell at their Kanata detachment yesterday, hoping that the public will be able to identify the origin of a 12-pound metal dangerous goods placard that fell through the windshield of a car, killing a father of four.

On Sept. 28 at 2 p.m., a sign mounted on the side of a pickup truck or a small commercial vehicle had fallen off and fell through the windshield of a 2000 Toyota Echo, striking a 56-year-old driver in the head and killing him.

“It’s most likely that the person who had the sign on the vehicle knows that it is missing, but doesn’t have any idea that it was involved in a fatal collision,” said Booth.

Police said the sign was made commercially, but that the post was home made.

Anyone who knows where the object originated should contact Ottawa OPP at 613-828-9171.


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