Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Head on collision closes Highway 7 in Sharbot Lake overnight

Highway 7 in Central Frontenac. Photo via Wikicommons.

Highway 7 near Arden Road, in Sharbot Lake, was closed overnight after a head-on collision fatally injured one person and saw five others transported to hospital with serious injuries.

According to a release from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), officers from the Frontenac OPP detachment responded to the report of the collision just after 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Jun. 17, 2024.

“There was heavy damage to both vehicles, with one leaving the Highway, coming to rest down a steep embankment. Five injured people were taken by Ambulance from the scene with serious injuries to various hospitals in the region,” the OPP detailed.

Frontenac OPP officers found two occupants in a passenger sedan vehicle travelling east bound, according to the release. There were reportedly four occupants in a sport utility vehicle travelling west bound. Extrication measures were needed to free a passenger from the sport utility vehicle, the OPP stated.

“The identity of the deceased is not being released, at this time, until next of kin have been notified,” OPP reported.

According to the release, Lennox & Addington OPP assisted the Central Frontenac Fire department, Frontenac Paramedics, and the Chief Coroner of Ontario with this investigation. The OPP assigned a Technical Collision Investigator (TCI) and Collision Reconstructionist (RECON) to the scene to continue the investigation.

Highway 7 was closed for approximately eight hours. Police noted there have been no charges laid in this incident.

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