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Tiny Township woman killed in Penetanguishene crash

The cause of the crash that occurred while the two vehicles were crossing over bridge is still being investigated
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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PENETANGUISHENE - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are being assisted by members of the OPP Central Region Collision Investigation Unit into the cause of a fatal motor vehicle crash which occurred at 12:30 PM Feb. 26, 2020 on Lafontaine Road in the Town of Penetanguishene.

An eastbound car struck a westbound pick-up truck while crossing over the bridge on Lafontaine Road East, just east of the 13th Concession Road of Tiny Township.

A passenger of the car was treated at the scene and transported to Georgian Bay General Hospital by County of Simcoe Paramedic Services for further treatment of her injuries sustained in the crash.

Sadly, the 63-year-old female passenger of Tiny Township passed away as a result of her injuries at hospital. The driver of the car was also treated and transported by County of Simcoe Paramedic Services to Georgian Bay General Hospital and later released after treatment. The male driver of the pick up truck was not injured in the crash.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Lafontaine Road East was closed to traffic until 1:30 p.m. for the police investigation and scene clean up.

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways and trails. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.

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