(KINLOSS TWP, ON) - On July 27, 2019 at 6:19 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a single motor-vehicle collision on Bruce County Road 1 in Kinloss Township. Officers arrived with members of the Lucknow Fire Department and Bruce County Paramedics to find the vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree before stopping.
There were 2 occupants in the vehicle. The driver received minor injuries and the passenger was pronounced deceased.
As a result of the investigation, the driver has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act. Patrick Alton, 23-years-old, of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township was charged with Careless Driving causing Death. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 14, 2020 to answer to the charge.
The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.