Arran-Elderslie UPS driver airlifted to London Hospital follow Hwy 9 crash

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(MUNICIPALITY OF BROCKTON, ON) – On July 4, 2017 at approximately 4:18 p.m., South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), together with Bruce County Emergency Services (EMS) and South Bruce Fire Department, responded to a serious motor vehicle collision between a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck and a 2008 Freightliner (UPS truck) at the intersection of Bruce Road 20 and Highway 9 in the Municipality of Brockton.

Initial investigation revealed the Chevrolet pick-up truck was travelling southbound on Bruce Road 20 and failed to stop at the intersection; colliding with a UPS truck which was travelling eastbound on Highway 9.

The driver of the Chevrolet pick-up truck, an 18-year old male from South Bruce, was extricated from the vehicle and transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the UPS truck, a 48-year old male from Arran-Elderslie, sustained life-threatening injuries. He was air-lifted to a London hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene and is assisting with the investigation which is ongoing.

The area of Hwy. 9 and Bruce Road 20 was closed for several hours for the investigation and the safety of first responders.

Anyone with information which may assist is asked to call the South Bruce OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.