Attempt to pass snow plow claims life of driver

January 2, 2017

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On December 30, 2016 at 4:35 p.m., members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting R.I.D.E. on Yonge Street north in Walkerton when a Red Ford F150 p/up truck stopped. 

Officers noted that the driver had been drinking alcohol. A 52-year old male of Brockton was charged with impaired operation and operate over 80 milligrams.  He was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing. The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.


Investigators from the West Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Team (TTCI) investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash that took place on December 30th south of Belgrave.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. Huron County OPP, Huron County Paramedic Services and North Huron Fire Department responded to the crash scene located on London Road (County 4) near Morris Road. The preliminary investigation determined the driver of a Chevrolet Cavalier was travelling southbound on London Road when he entered into the oncoming lane in an attempt to pass a working snow plow.  In the process of passing the snow plow the Chevrolet Cavalier and a northbound GMC Sierra pickup truck collided head-on.

The driver/lone occupant of the Chevrolet Cavalier was pronounced dead at the scene.  He has been identified as Henry Newson, 28 years of age from Wingham. The two occupants of the GMC Sierra, a 46-year-old male and a 15-year-old male both from North Huron were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.  They have since been released from care.

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Charges have yet to be proven in Court

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