(SEVERN, ON) - The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a fatal collision which occurred on Highway 11 in the Township of Severn.
On October 13, 2019 at approximately 2:15 a.m. the Orillia OPP were dispatched to a collision which was reported as a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Highway 11 near Big Chief Road.
Police arrived on the scene and observed a person to be laying in the northbound lane of Highway 11. The pedestrian who has been identified as, 21 year old, Matthew SCHEMBRI, of Severn Township, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was treated by County of Simcoe Paramedic Services.
Highway 11 remained closed for several hours while the Orillia OPP and Central Region Technical Traffic Investigators (TCI) investigated this incident.
If anyone was a witness to this incident or has any information regarding the circumstances they are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122.
Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: www.crimestopperssdm.com or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).