Police investigate two crashes on Highway 3, one fatal
DELHI, Ont. - One person is dead after a transport truck struck a pedestrian at Delhi on Highway 3.
As well, three people were sent to hospital in another collision on Highway 3 in between Delhi and Simcoe.
The fatal crash happened about 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the highway and Mill Street.
“It’s been determined that a transport truck was travelling eastbound on Highway 3 when it was attempting to turn southbound onto Mill Street when the truck and pedestrian collided.
The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by the attending coroner,” OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk said in a video posted on Twitter.
He said the area would be closed to traffic between six to eight hours for the investigation.
No names have been released as police inform relatives about the death.
“Officers are knocking on loved ones doors as I’m speaking and notifying family members.”
The driver of the transport was not injured.
The highway was closed between Western Avenue and Church Street.
Sanchuk said some drivers disobeyed road closure signs.
“We’ve had several vehicles try to come through the scene. Don’t go through the scene. You’re putting all our lives at risk while we’re conducting our investigations."
The second crash happened on Highway 3 between Turkey Point Road and Charlotteville Road 11. Sanchuk called it a serious crash.
Sanchuck says a bandsaw came off the back of a truck that caused the driver following the truck to swerve and strike another vehicle.
Two people had minor injuries and one person was seriously injured.
The road there was also closed for the investigation.
- With files from Brent Lale