Port Perry woman killed in accident on Highway 7

A Port Perry woman is dead following a head-on crash involving a car and tractor trailer in Peterborough County Monday (June 17) night.

According to police, the accident occurred around 10 p.m. on Highway 7.

“A head-on collision occurred between a westbound car and an eastbound tractor trailer when the car crossed the center line. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene,” reads a media release from the OPP.

“The tractor trailer driver was not injured. The Ministry of Environment was contacted due to a diesel fuel leak.”

The driver of the car has been identified as 35-year-old Rachelle Tamman.

“The deceased was transported to the Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit at the Forensic Services and Coroners Complex in Toronto for a post-mortem examination.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Highway 7 was closed between County Road 30 and County Road 45 for the police investigation.

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