(WEST PERTH, ON) - The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after a single motor vehicle collision on Perth Road 164, in the Municipality of West Perth. The collision occurred just after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday May 2 2020, near Line 53.
The OPP, along with the North Perth Fire Department and the Perth County Paramedic Services, responded after receiving a report that a red Ford Escape had driven into a ditch and caught fire. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was air lifted to hospital by Ornge Air Ambulance with life-threatening injuries. There were no other occupants of the vehicle, and no other vehicles were involved.
Police continue to investigate the cause of the collision. Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.