UPDATE: 17 year old killed in Niagara Falls on Lundy's Lane
The identity of the pedestrian killed in Niagara Falls this week has been released.
It happened at 6:40 a.m. on Tuesday January 3rd when police rushed to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on Lundy's Lane just west of Beaverdams Road.
Police say a male was walking westbound in the eastbound lane of travel on Lundy's Lane and was struck by an eastbound 2007 GMC Van being driven by a 53-year-old Niagara Falls man.
The male pedestrian suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he later succumb to his injuries.
The driver of the GMC did not suffer any physical injuries in this collision.
Police say the pedestrian has been identified and the family has requested that his name be released.
Family and friends are grieving the loss of 17-year-old Austin Cummings of St.Catharines.
This collision remains under investigation by Detectives of the Niagara Regional Police Services Collision Reconstruction Unit with assistance of 2 District Criminal Investigation Branch and the Coroner's Office.
Any witnesses with information regarding this collision are asked to contact investigators at (905) 688-4111, extension 4-5500.