(ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, ON) – After an extensive ongoing investigation, and the notification of the deceased family; the Lambton Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are prepared to release the involved person’s names and cause of the collision.
As a result of an ongoing investigation, and in speaking with witnesses, it was determined that the transport truck was travelling eastbound on Courtright Line approaching Kimball Road when the involved minivan, travelling southbound on Kimball Road failed to stop at a stop sign controlling that intersection.
The driver of the transport truck, a 41-year-old male from Central Huron, Ontario suffered minor injuries and was treated in Hospital. The driver of the minivan, Cheryl RILEY, 66 years-of-age of Walpole Island First Nation and the passenger, Tahja CADOTTE, 20 years-of-age of Wallaceburg, Ontario were both deceased at the collision scene.
The investigation is ongoing.
TRACTOR TRAILER VS MINIVAN
Driver And Passenger Of Van Deceased
(ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, ON) – On January 9, 2018 at 12:35 p.m. members of the Lambton Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious collision that had occurred within the intersection of Courtright Line at Kimball Road, St. Clair Township.
Investigation revealed that a tractor trailer tanker had collided with a passenger van. The driver of the transport truck was able to walk away from his vehicle and was eventually transported to hospital for minor injuries. The driver and passenger of the minivan were pronounced as deceased at the scene.
OPP Technical Collision Investigators remain at the scene and continue to investigate. The intersection of Courtright Line and Kimball Road and all roads leading to this intersection will be closed until the investigation is complete and the vehicles have been removed. There have been no reported environmental concerns as to the tanker and its contents. The names of the victims will not be released until adequate family notification has been completed. The investigation continues…
This just in… Kimball Road is now open. Portions of Courtright Line east of Kimball Road remain closed. Please, slow down while driving in this area and yield to Police and tow crews!