A Brechin man is dead following a head-on crash on Highway 12 in Ramara Township early this morning (Jan. 5).
According to police, the accident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. near Sideroad 15, north of the village, when a northbound vehicle crossed the centre line of the highway and collided with a southbound vehicle.
The driver of the northbound vehicle – who has been identified by police as 38-year-old Michael King of Brechin – was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“The driver of the southbound vehicle received serious but non-life threatening injuries and was land-transferred to a Toronto area trauma centre. The passenger in the southbound vehicle received minor injuries,” reads a media release from the OPP.
The road was closed for more than eight hours for the police investigation, re-opening after 11 a.m.