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Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision
April 8th, 2019 - Police & the Community

On Saturday April 6, 2019, at 2:56 p.m., officers from the Barrie Police Service where on scene in the area of Yonge St. and Big Bay Point Road as repairs were being made to a watermain that had broken the day before. At this time, a vehicle travelling southbound on Yonge Street entered the closed off area and struck some material being utilized for the ongoing repair. The motor vehicle then came to rest in a deep and open portion of the road that had been exposed to allow for repairs to be made to the broken watermain.

The occupants from the motor vehicle, who are both from Barrie, were extricated by the Barrie Fire and Emergency Service and officers from the Barrie Police Service. They were transported to a local hospital by the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services where the 69-year old female passenger in the motor vehicle was pronounced deceased. The 78-year old male driver was air lifted to a Toronto area trauma centre where he is being treated for life threatening injuries that were sustained in the crash.

The fatal collision investigation remains ongoing and is being conducted by members of the Barrie Police Traffic Unit, who are being assisted by the Forensic Identification Unit and Investigative Services. The Ministry of Labour was also contacted and is also investigating.

Anyone with information with respect to this incident is asked to contact Constable Langdon of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2912 or by email at [email protected]. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

Prepared by: Peter Leon
                     Corporate Communications Coordinator

Occurrence: BA19018445