The man killed in a crash on Napperton Drive has been identified as 45-year-old Leonard Darryl Westgate of Adelaide Metcalfe.

Westgate died at the scene after being struck by a westbound car on Thursday afternoon that left the roadway and continued west on private property before hitting a tree and flipping on its side.

The driver, Mason Neufeld, 34, of Strathroy-Caradoc, was treated for non-life threatening injuries in hospital before being released.

Neufeld has subsequently been charged with:

  • impaired operation/care or control of a motor vehicle causing death
  • criminal negligence causing death
  • exceed 80 milligrams blood alcohol content in motor vehicle causing an accident with a fatality
  • driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available

The accused was being held in custody pending an appearance in a London court on Friday.

Napperton Drive was closed from School Road to Seed Road for the OPP investigation until about 9 p.m. Thursday.