On October 10th, 2008 Lucas Shortreed left a party in Alma, Ontario just after 11pm. He was heading to his home in Fergus, Ontario. His lifeless body was discovered on the gravel surrounded by shattered glass and vehicle debris. At around this time a white dodge neon a 1995-1997 model or a vehicle similar. It is believed that that vehicle struck Lucas due to forensics.
It is unknown if the driver of the vehicle even stopped to see if they had killed someone or what they hit. The driver left Lucas to die and he was discovered by other motorists later.
There is no way the driver did not know they hit someone or something. The damage to their vehicle would be very noticeable. Parts of the windshield, right passenger window and front right fender would have destroyed by the impact of hitting the 230 pound teenager.
The driver odds are was drunk. It was thanksgiving weekend and it was Octoberfest in nearby Kitchener-Waterloo. There were over 8,000 registered vehicles matching the description of the neon. Police searched a 100 mile radius in Wellington County to find the damaged car, but came up with no luck. Also no one came forward with information.
It is unknown if the driver was local. But the road Lucas was struck on was rarely travelled. The vehicle’s damage would of made the vehicle almost un drivable. It is believed thought that the person driving the car is from the area or has close ties to the area.
The Government of the Province of Ontario is offering a reward in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of 18 year old Lucas Shortreed.