UPDATE - HIGHWAY 7 COLLISION - DOUBLE FATALITY

Tuesday, 04 February 2020

(PERTH, ON)  On January 6, 2020, The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged the westbound driver involved in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 7 between Drummond Concession 9A and Pauls Road in Drummond-North Elmsley Township just before 2:00 p.m. on November 10, 2019.

The occupants of the eastbound vehicle, D’Thea WEBSTER, age 63 and Maureen O’NEILL, age 81 both of Northbrook, Ontario died as result of their injuries sustained in the collision. 

Police were assisted by members of the Drummond-North Elmsley Fire Department, Lanark County Paramedics and the OPP Traffic Reconstruction Unit and Highway 7 was shut down until around 9:00 p.m. 

The driver, James O’HARA, age 68 of Vancouver, British Columbia was charged under the Highway Traffic Act Section 142 – Fail to Share Half Roadway – Meeting Vehicle.

Contact:  Provincial Constable Lori LOBINOWICH

                 Community Safety / Media Relations Officer

                 613-264-7233

                

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