On December 19, 2022, at 1:07 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a two-vehicle collision along Highway 21 in the Municipality of Kincardine.
Officers responded to the scene with members of Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services Department and Bruce County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to find two vehicles involved in the crash.
One person was pronounced deceased at the scene. Their identity is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
The South Bruce OPP is continuing to investigate the collision along with members of the OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) team and the Coroner’s office.
Highway 21 was closed between Bruce County Road 15 and Concession 2, Kincardine for the protection of emergency responders. It has since re-opened for traffic.
The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.
A driver has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act after an unsafe passing movement in front of a Grey Bruce OPP officer.
On December 19, 2022, at approximately 1:15 p.m., a Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was sitting stationary in front of the Chatsworth OPP detachment observing for a motor vehicle that was identified in a traffic complaint.
The officer observed the motor vehicle attempt to pass multiple vehicles as it was entering the Town of Chatsworth. Due to the road and weather conditions, the driver was unable to safely complete the passing movement, which resulted in a near head on collision.
A traffic stop was conducted, and as a result a 20-year-old driver from Toronto is facing the following charges:
· Careless driving
· Obstruct plate
The Grey Bruce OPP would like to remind motorists to drive according to the road and weather conditions. Snow covered roads require more stopping distance and have reduced traction. A passing maneuver is not worth putting the lives of other motorists at risk, and the Grey Bruce OPP will continue to enforce legislation regarding these unsafe driving habits.