Central region

Two car accident on the highway. 11 in Oro-Medonte kills one

One person died after a car took the wrong path on the highway. 11 hit another vehicle.

This is the ninth fatal accident in the OPP Central Region in April and the fifth this week.

It happened on the northbound track, south of Line 7, just after 2 a.m. Friday morning in Oro-Medonte. Provincial Constable Brett Boniface says no other injuries are reported.

The northbound lane of the highway. where the accident happened was closed for more than eight hours while police investigated the crash

“As the weather gets nicer, drivers may be tempted to drive a little faster and become a little more comfortable and complacent on the road,” said Insp. says Liane Spong-Hooyenga. “However, that’s when we see some of the most devastating collisions.”

She notes that impaired driving was a factor in two of the crashes, three involved a vehicle crossing the center line and hitting another car head-on, one involved a motorcycle and one was ejected from the car because he was not carrying no seat belt.

“Please take every precaution on the road,” says Spong-Hooyenga.