OSNABRUCK CENTER – Provincial police say a Cornwall man was one of three people hit by a vehicle on County Road 18 Monday while trying to get another vehicle unstuck.
In an update Tuesday morning, SD&G O.P.P. say there were three people – not two – who were hit while trying to push a vehicle out of the ditch around 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Police say Shawn Cryderman, 53, died at hospital while another 32-year-old man from North Dundas is in life-threatening condition in an area hospital.
A third man – a 53-year-old from South Stormont – was treated at the scene for “minimal” injuries.
The names of the other victims were not released.
Condolences are already pouring in on Cryderman’s Facebook page.
“You went out while helping someone in these snowy conditions and saved your best friend during the tragic incident that took place. You were a hero last night,” wrote Dylan Woods.
“It breaks my heart that you’re gone Shawn!” Alex Turcotte added. “You were the type of man that would drop pretty much anything to lend a helping hand and you passed doing just that.”
Investigators say the trio were trying to get a vehicle out of the ditch when another 19-year-old driver from South Stormont lost control and went into the ditch in the same location, roughly two kilometers west of Osnabruck Center.
A section of County Road 18, between Rombough Road and Morgan Road, was closed since late Monday afternoon and reopened around 4 a.m. Tuesday.