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Hwy 115 Southbound Ramp To 401 Closed For A Serious Incident Involving A Police Chase

KAWARTHA LAKES-The OPP says Hwy 115 southbound ramp to Hwy401 westbound is blocked as a result of a police investigation. Ornge Air Ambulance landed on the highway.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by two people following the collision.
Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • The Port Hope Police Service received a call about an aggressive driver. Upon arrival, officers came upon a two-vehicle collision in Port Hope. One of the driver’s fled and is believed to have carjacked a pickup truck. (The alleged carjacker forced the driver to operate the pickup truck).
  • Ontario Provincial Police officers located the vehicle and initiated a pursuit. With the assistance of Durham Regional Police Service officers, a spike belt was deployed. The driver of the pickup truck hit the spike belt and entered the ditch near the Highway 115 southbound ramp to Highway 401.
  • The alleged male carjacker, (age not confirmed at this time) was arrested and taken to hospital.
  • The 28-year-old male driver was taken to hospital. A female passenger was uninjured.

Two investigators have been assigned to the case.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php



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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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