Single-vehicle fatal crash on Napperton Drive
Provincial police say they began investigating last month after hearing from other law enforcement agencies that drugs were being imported in vehicles shipped to Canada by rail.
Middlesex OPP were called to a fatal single-vehicle crash near Strathroy on Thursday evening.
Police responded to the crash on Napperton Drive in the Municipality of Adelaide Metcalfe around 9:40 p.m.
The Adelaide Metcalfe Fire Department, Strathroy-Caradoc Fire Department, Middlesex-London EMS and Hydro One also responded.
Police say an investigation found that a 2000 Lincoln was travelling eastbound on Napperton Drive when the car left the roadway, rolled over and struck a hydro pole in the south ditch.
The male driver from Strathroy-Caradoc, who has been identified as 29-year-old Jeffrey Day. was trapped and had to be extricated from the vehicle.
He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The passenger in the vehicle, 27-year-old Michelle Day, also of Strathroy-Caradoc, died at the scene.
Hydro was out in the area temporarily and a section of Napperton Drive between Kerwood Road and Brown Road was closed overnight as a result of the crash.
OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators were deployed to assist with the investigation.