A 54-year-old Orillia man is dead following a head-on crash on Simcoe Street near Cannington on Saturday (Dec. 22) morning.
The accident occurred around 9 a.m., just north of the intersection of Regional Road 12, and involved a pickup truck and a four-door sedan.
“Investigators on scene determined the red Chevrolet four-door sedan was northbound on Simcoe Street when it veered into the path of a southbound pickup truck, resulting in a head-on collision in the west shoulder of the southbound lane. The driver of the red Chevrolet sedan died at the scene, while the driver of the pickup truck was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” reads a press release from the DRPS.
The road was closed for more than six hours for the police investigation.
“Weather and road conditions were favourable at the time of the collision,” the release reads.
Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have information about or may have witnessed this incident. Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. MacDuff of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5267.