Missing person located deceased adjacent to Highway 15


submitted by OPP

Death believed to be result of hit and run collision

The death of an individual near Smiths Falls is believed to be the result of a hit and run collision.

The body of Steven Tate, age 34 of Montague Township, was found on November 8, 2023 adjacent to Highway-15. He had been reported missing on November 4, 2023 and was last seen alive earlier that day.

Investigators believe the collision involved a dark coloured hatchback or sedan which will have damage to the front passenger side.

Members of the Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, continue to investigate with the assistance of the OPP Collision Reconstructionist and Technical Collision Investigation team, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Lanark OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Lanark County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if you wish to remain anonymous.



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