Two charged, OPP investigating after van rollover in Muskoka Lakes

Incident happened in front of a school bus that had just dropped off a child

Bracebridge OPP are appealing for witnesses after a van rollover incident in Muskoka Lakes Township, which lead to two people being charged.

Officers responded to the call on Muskoka Road 169 north of Glen Orchard on Tuesday, September 27, at 3:22 p.m., after a school bus driver witnessed the incident.

OPP say the bus was stopped with all its lights engaged and stop arm extended and a child had just exited the bus when a southbound Chevrolet Express work van lost control, rolled over eventually coming to rest on its wheels again, and fled the scene toward Glen Orchard.

Witnesses describe the white van had “Muskoka Wide Plumbing” logos on it.

Police say no one was injured, however, it was a frightening experience for the child and bus driver.

Officers say they were able to locate the vehicle and two individuals at an address on Muskoka Road 169 – the logos had been stripped from the vehicle.

Police arrested and charged a 30-year-old Gravenhurst man and a 20-year-old Bracebridge man each with obstructing police.

They are scheduled for a mid-November court date in Bracebridge.

Police are continuing the investigation into the factors that precipitated the crash, and are asking anyone with information or who may have dashcam footage to call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or you can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Banner image – file photo – Barrie 360

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