Fatal Collision On Hwy 21 - Name Released
Source: Area OPP
Date: Thu Oct 17 02:54:07 MST 2019
Shortly before 5:00 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers, Huron County Paramedic Services and Zurich Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle crash that took place on Bluewater Veteran's Highway (Highway 21) just south of Zurich-Hensall Road.
Investigators from the Huron County OPP Detachment & West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management & Enforcement (TIME) Team have since determined a passenger car driven by the deceased entered onto Bluewater Veteran's Highway from a private drive into the path of a transport truck that was travelling northbound at a highway speed. A collision ensued which resulted in fatal injuries to the driver of the passenger car. The driver of the transport truck was transported from the scene to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The deceased has been identified as 85-year-old Joseph O'BRIEN from Dashwood.
The roadway was closed for several hours for the traffic investigation, including the roadway cleanup as a full load of corn spilled onto the roadway and ditch.