A 24-year-old man from Uxbridge was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Reach Street in Scugog Monday (May 13) morning.
Dylan Ross died after his vehicle left the road and struck a large tree in the Epsom area around 6:30 a.m.
According to police, unfavorable weather and road conditions may have been a mitigating factor in the accident.
“First responders attended the scene within minutes and provided medical assistance to the driver. This male was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries,” reads a media release from police.
A graduate of Uxbridge Secondary School, Ross was employed as a technician with Bell.
There’s been an outpouring of support for his family on social media, with co-workers and friends sharing stories about his sense of humour and affable nature.
“I’m going to miss seeing that smile and hearing that laugh. I’ll always cherish and be thankful for the times we had,” said Ana Castillo.
“Dylan Ross was a remarkable friend…and made a profound impact on all those who got to know him. I was lucky enough to compete alongside him multiple times and was always stunned by his work ethic and drive to make himself better,” added Isaac Taylor.
“I count myself lucky to have gotten to know him well over the last few years and made so great memories.”
An avid athlete, Ross was an accomplished wrestler in high school and was a member of the U.S.S. rugby team that won a provincial championship in 2011.
He also hit the ice with his high school hockey team – finishing fourth in the provincial championships in 2012 – and also played with the Uxbridge Bruins, the Georgina Ice and the Lucan Irish.
“The entire Bruins organization sends its condolences to the friends and family of Dylan Ross.
May your memories of this remarkable young man bring you comfort and peace,” reads a social media post from the team.
“I knew him for the past 10 years and never saw him without a smile on his face,” said Daryl Knight, communications coordinator for the Uxbridge Bruins.