Collingwood woman dies in two-vehicle crash
Published Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:19AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:27PM EDT
There has been another deadly car crash on icy roads in our region.
A Collingwood woman was killed this morning near Stayner after the car she was driving collided with a pick-up truck.
County Road 10 south of Sunnidale Corners was closed for several hours this morning as police investigated the crash.
“A serious collision this morning between two vehicles, between a pick-up truck and a Pontiac Grand Am, a single occupant in each of the vehicles,” says OPP Sgt. Michael Burton. “While the driver of the truck was not seriously hurt, the car's driver, a 31-year-old Collingwood woman was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The OPP’s technical traffic collision investigators are still piecing together what happened here but the crash happened around 8:45 a.m. north of Brentwood and the road was icy at the time.
Driving conditions have been poor across much of south and central Ontario over the past 24 hours as a late winter storm swept across the region. Temperatures dropped to -20C overnight. That's cold enough to make road salt less effective for melting ice.
This year, there have been 15 fatal car crashes across OPP's central region so far. That’s compared to 19 last year. Nevertheless, OPP's highway safety division responded to almost a thousand crashes in the past 24 hours, including two other fatal collisions.
A 61-year-old woman died in a three-car collision in Markham and in Whitby the driver of a pick-up truck died after losing control and colliding with a bus.