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Published August 28, 2022

Area of deadly Barrie crash was closed and under construction: City

The city says the intersection in the area of the crash scene has been closed since the spring
Barrie Police Fatal Crash

The City of Barrie said the area where six people died in a single-vehicle collision on Sunday was the site of a city construction project and the intersection has been closed since the spring.

"We were devastated to hear the news of an accident in the area of McKay Road West and Veteran's Drive," said Michael Prowse, Chief Administrative Officer and City Manager. "The area was a construction site being managed by city contractors to deliver the design, construction and financing of the water, sewer and road work along McKay Road and Veteran's Drive to service new development in the area. The road has been fully closed and signed accordingly for many months."

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Barrie Police have said six people who were reported missing Saturday, four males and two females, are believed to be the crash victims. Around two Sunday morning, officers discovered the crash scene on McKay Road.

Barrie 360 has chosen not to identify the victims of the crash until there is confirmation from police, but the Barrie Minor Lacrosse Association (BMLA) said on its Facebook page Sunday that one of the victims is Luke West, a 22-year-old player and coach with the organization.

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