Three people died as a result of collisions on OPP patrolled roads over the long weekend


KAWARTHA LAKES-The Ontario Provincial Police have finalized their traffic data from the long weekend it was a tragic one.

Police report there were three fatal road collisions over the Civic Day Long Weekend on OPP patrolled roads. The first collision occurred on Friday evening, August 4, in Peterborough County, claiming the life of a 19 year-old female. Emergency crews were called just before 9pm when a passerby noticed a car that had rolled into the ditch. The witness got out of their vehicle to assist and located the female driver who had allegedly been ejected from the vehicle. The driver was airlifted to a Toronto area trauma centre with grave injuries according to police. Cassidey Rae Ouellette of Trent Hills passed away as a result of injuries sustained in the collision on Saturday.

The other two collisions occurred on Monday, August 7 — one in Lanark County which resulted in the death of a 35 year-old female and the other in Southern Georgian Bay in which a 22 year-old man was killed.

The OPP say officers laid a total of 413 Move Over charges over the weekend against drivers who failed to slow down and/or move over a lane for emergency vehicles and tow trucks that were parked on the roadside with their emergency lights activated.