Deceased transport driver identified in Lakeshore crash


    (LAKESHORE, ON) – The driver of a tractor trailer who died in a two vehicle collision on July 26, 2017 at the intersection of Highway 77 and Lakeshore Road 310 has been identified.

    Jacob ELIAS FRIESEN, age 30 of Kingsville, Ontario was operating a grey International tractor trailer unit when it struck a white Chevrolet at the above intersection.

    ELIAS FRIESEN was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Chevrolet, a 76 year old Lakeshore, Ontario woman remains in hospital with life threatening injuries.

    The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released a photo of a vehicle caught on video at the collision scene. OPP would like the driver of this vehicle who stopped but left prior to police attending to contact them immediately.

    The vehicle is described as a white newer model, Subaru BRZ 2 door coupe or similar.

    Any person with information regarding this collision or knowledge of the whereabouts of this vehicle or driver should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police Essex County detachment at 519-723-2491.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.