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Police Release Names Of Two Drivers Killed In Crash On Simcoe Street Near Manilla

KAWARTHA LAKES-Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released the identities of both deceased drivers in a fatal motor vehicle collision on Simcoe Street in Mariposa Township.

Police say on October 9, 2021, at approximately 12:25 p.m., a northbound passenger vehicle passed unsafely and collided head-on with a southbound passenger vehicle on Simcoe Street, at Brock Concession Road 6, in Mariposa Township.

Both drivers, who were lone occupants in their respective vehicles, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The deceased have been identified as Joseph Duchesne, 32 years of age, of Oakville, and Mark Wallace, 57 years of age, of Durham Region.

The road was shut down for several hours while officers were on scene investigating.

Aggressive driving is dangerous and a leading causal factor in fatal motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads according to the OPP.   Racing, stunt driving, speeding, following too closely, unsafe lane changes and road rage are all forms of aggressive driving that place drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians at risk.

Motorists are reminded to slow down on roadways. Speeding is not worth the loss of a life. Dangerous drivers can be reported to OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

 

Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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