(WEST PERTH, ON) - Shortly before 1:45 p.m. on June 5, 2020 Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Perth County Paramedic Services, and the West Perth Fire Department responded to a collision at Perth Line 44 and Perth Road 180 (Huron 14).
A pick-up truck was travelling westbound on Perth Line 44 and was struck by a second pick-up truck that was travelling northbound on Perth Road 180. The preliminary investigation has determined that the northbound truck failed to stop at the stop sign. Both trucks entered the ditch, and the occupants of the westbound truck had to be extricated by the West Perth Fire Department. ORNGE Air Ambulance attended the scene but did not transport any patients.
The driver of the westbound truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has since been identified as Campbell SANDERS, 69, of North Perth. A post mortem examination was completed on June 6 2020.
A 73-year-old passenger of the westbound truck, a resident of North Perth, was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A 23-year-old resident of Aylmer was driving the northbound truck, and was not injured.
Investigators from the West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) Team assisted with the collision investigation.
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.