(NORTHUMBERLAND, ON) - On Saturday September 15, 2018 just before 8:00 p.m. the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P), along with emergency personnel responded to reports of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle on Cranberry Road, south of Choate Road in Port Hope, Ontario.
Preliminary Investigation reveals that a northbound motorcycle and a southbound grey sedan collided on the Highway 401 overpass on Cranberry Road. The male driver and female passenger of the motorcycle were transported to a local area hospital with obvious trauma. The male driver died as a result of his injuries and the female passenger was transported to a Toronto area trauma center by air ambulance with serious injuries.
The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Samuel McBride, 63 years of age, of Port Hope, Ontario. Next of kin have been notified.
The OPP Traffic Collision Investigators (T.C.I) attended the scene to assist detachment officers with the investigation. The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation.
Cranberry Road was closed to traffic for several hours between Choate Road and Klein Street. No other injuries were reported.