(TOWN OF MINTO, ON) – On May 31, 2017, approximately 11:30 p.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Minto Fire Department responded to a single motor vehicle fatal collision on Highway 9, north of Ayton Line, Town of Minto.

The investigation has revealed that the motor vehicle a 2007 Dodge Ram pick-up truck was travelling northbound on Highway 9 when it veered into the west ditch, left the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle which had three occupants then caught fire.

A passerby stopped and along with assistance from the two homeowners at the location attempted to remove the occupants. They were successful in removing the driver and the baby but were unable to remove the female passenger who was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as 25-year-old Jodi Lynn WHITEHEAD of South Bruce.

The 21-year-old male driver was transported by Wellington County Emergency Medical Services to a local hospital and was then airlifted to a Hamilton Hospital with serious injuries. The baby was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.

Highway 9 was closed between the Ayton Road and the 14th Line for several hours but has since reopened.

The Wellington County OPP is asking anyone that may have witnessed this collision to please call 1-888-310-1122. Anyone knowing the identity of the passerby that assisted at the collision is also asked to call as he left the scene prior to officers learning his identity.