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One person killed after car crashes into rock face on Hwy. 400 (update: deceased identified)

Police say the single-vehicle crash Saturday evening, near Crooked Bay Road, also sent a male occupant of the vehicle to hospital
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3:40 p.m. update: 

OPP investigators have identified the deceased as being the female passenger Brianne Thomson, 30 years, of Gore Bay.

The driver is a 26-year-old male of Gore Bay, Ont. who was treated for minor injuries at a Muskoka area hospital.

The investigation continues into the cause of the crash which closed all north bound lanes of Highway 400 from 5:38 p.m. until 11:10 p.m. April 17, 2021.

Original story:

Members of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Georgian Bay Fire Service and Muskoka Paramedic Service responded to a report at 5:38 p.m. April 17, 2021 of a lone north bound Highway 400 car into a rock face, one kilometre south of Cooked Bay Road.

The two occupants of the car were located at the scene and triaged by attending emergency services with a female occupant being pronounced deceased at the scene; a male occupant was transported to hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

All north bound lanes of Highway 400 will remain closed until approximately 11:00 p.m. while officers from the OPP Central Region Technical Traffic Investigations Unit (TTCI) conduct an on scene investigation into the cause of the crash.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.