PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough County OPP officers and emergency crews responded to the scene of a three-vehicle motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 7 near Jermyn Line in Otonabee- South Monaghan Township, resulting in one fatality.
At approximately 6:06pm on November 14, 2023, Peterborough County OPP received a call reporting a serious three-vehicle collision on Highway 7. Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle in the middle of the roadway with the driver still within it. Fire and EMS were required to extricate the driver who was then transported to a local hospital for treatment and was later airlifted to a trauma centre.
The second vehicle was found in the eastbound lane with the driver being uninjured.
The third vehicle was found in the eastbound ditch. The driver, a 70-year-old male from Selwyn Township, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. A passenger in that vehicle was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Witnesses reported observing the first vehicle cross over the centre line coming into contact with the second vehicle before colliding head-on with the third vehicle according to police.
Highway 7 remained closed for several hours while police investigated, and members trained in collision reconstruction measured and documented the scene.
Anyone who may have witnessed or has video/dash camera footage of the collision and has not spoken with police is asked to contact the Peterborough County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122