Body found lying in the middle of the road in Laval

A section of Marcel Villeneuve Ave. between DuMoulin and Harmonie in the St. Francois district was closed overnight.

According to Laval police shortly before 2:30 A.M. a 29-year-old motorist thought he hit a pothole or large object. When he went to see what it could have been the man discovered a body.

The driver was treated for shock.

The identity of the victim is not known. Investigators are trying to determine why and how long the victim was in the middle of the road.

Marcel Villeneuve Ave. remains closed.