OPP investigating fatal snowmobile crash in Huron County
Police say the 24-year-old was alleged clocked at more than twice the speed limit in Highway 11 west of Hearst, Ont. (Terry Kelly / CTV Kitchener)
LONDON, ONT -- Huron County OPP say a man is dead following a snowmobile crash late Friday night in Huron County.
Just after 11 p.m. on Friday night, Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Huron County Paramedic services responded to a farm property located on London Road, south of Hensall for reports of a snowmobile crash.
OPP say upon arrival, first responders located and performed lifesaving measures on the snowmobile driver who was transported to a local hospital.
He was later pronounced deceased.
Members from the West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management & Enforcement (TIME) Team attended the scene to assist with the collision investigation.
The initial investigation has determined the man was operating a snowmobile in a field when he collided with a barn situated on the property.
Investigators believe alcohol and excessive speed were contributing factors in the crash.
The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Travis Wilson from Lambton Shores.
A post-mortem examination will take place this weekend.