Police mark third anniversary of hit-and-run fatality
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.