Po­lice mark third an­ni­ver­sa­ry of hit-and-run fa­ta­li­ty

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Ot­ta­wa Po­lice Ser­vices is still loo­king for the per­son res­pon­sible for the hit-and-run death of Mi­chael Mor­lang, on a lo­ne­ly night near Na­van, three years ago.

A $25,000 re­ward is still ac­tive for in­for­ma­tion which ei­ther will iden­ti­fy the dri­ver or which will help po­lice track down the per­son res­pon­sible for the fa­tal ac­ci­dent on Aug. 11, 2013.

“We are as­king anyone with in­for­ma­tion about the fa­tal hit-and-run that took the life of our son, Mi­chael, to please come for­ward,” sta­ted Brian Vis­nes­kie and Ka­thryn Mor­lang, the vic­tim’s pa­rents, in a po­lice press re­lease. “We have not been able to move on with Mi­chael Mor­lang’s hit-and-run death re­mains an open case file. our lives. We have no clo­sure. The per­son res­pon­sible for Mi­chael’s death has li­ved wi­thout ta­king any res­pon­si­bi­li­ty for their ac­tions. Mi­chael al­ways found the good in people, and it hurts kno­wing that so­meone out there com­mit­ted this crime and has yet to come for­ward.”

Mor­lang, 30, was wal­king along Frank Ken­ny Road ear­ly in the mor­ning of Aug. 11, 2013. So­me­time bet­ween 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., bet­ween the in­ter­sec­tions of Rus­sell Road and Co­lo­nial Road, Mor­lang was hit by a ve­hicle and died as a re­sult of his in­ju­ries. He was pro­noun­ced dead on the scene by emer­gen­cy per­son­nel re­spon­ding to a call about the ac­ci­dent.

Wha­te­ver ve­hicle hit Mor­lang was not present at the scene when po­lice and pa­ra­me­dics ar­ri­ved. Ba­sed on fo­ren­sic evi­dence and other in­for­ma­tion, po­lice be­lieve that the ve­hicle in­vol­ved in the fa­tal ac­ci­dent was a GM pro­duct, mo­del pro­duc­tion range ei­ther bet­ween the 1997 to 1998 or 2003 to 2010 ma­nu­fac­tu­ring per­iods. It had a dark red/bur­gun­dy paint co­lor, ty­pi­cal for some makes of GM ve­hicles made du­ring those pro­duc­tion per­iods.

More than 100 tips have come in to of­fi­cers as­si­gned to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion du­ring the past three years. De­tails of the re­ward of­fe­red are avai­lable at http://www.ot­ta­wa­po­lice. ca/en/crime/re­sources/REWARD­pos­terMor­lang.pdf.

Anyone with in­for­ma­tion can contact Det. Lianne McAu­ghey or Det. Ni­gel Ema­man, OPS Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Sec­tion at 613236-1222, ext. 2481 or the Crime Stop­pers toll-free confi­den­tial tips line at 1-800-2228477.

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