Senior from Kawartha Lakes killed in single-vehicle accident

A 76-year-old Kawartha Lakes woman is dead following a single-vehicle accident in Clarington yesterday (April 7).

According to the Durham Regional Police, the crash occurred on the south side of Taunton Road just east of Darlington-Clarke Townline around 4 p.m.

“Witnesses report the sedan was eastbound when is suddenly drifted off the south edge of the roadway, travelled a short distance along the ditch before it collided with the tree,” the media release reads.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was found without vital signs at the scene.

The road was closed for several hours while officers investigated.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Detective Constable Bryson at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5255. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers ONLINE or by calling at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).