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Published April 29, 2022

OPP identify person killed in collision near Coldwater

The cause of the collision is under investigation
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 On Friday, Orillia OPP released the name of the person killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 12 at Sturgeon Bay Road in Severn Township.

He has been identified as 27-year-old Christopher Galbraith of Fenelon Falls.

Police also added that the Ministry of Labour attended the crash scene to conduct their own investigation.

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Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a serious two-vehicle collision on Highway 12 at Sturgeon Bay Road in Severn Township.

On April 28, 2022, shortly before 7:30 a.m., Orillia OPP, along with Severn Township Fire and County of Simcoe Paramedics, responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 12 at Sturgeon Bay Road in Severn Township. Christopher GALBRAITH (27) of Fenelon Falls was pronounced deceased at the scene.  A second person has been transported from the scene by Ornge to a Toronto area trauma centre with serious injuries. Two other occupants were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

OPP Central Region Traffic Reconstruction Members are on scene assisting with the investigation. The intersection of Sturgeon Bay Road/Vasey Road and Hwy 12 was closed for several hours. The Ministry of Labour also attended the scene to conduct their investigation.    

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Orillia OPP say a two-vehicle collision on Highway 12 at Sturgeon Bay Road in Severn Township has claimed the life of one person, while three other people were injured, including an individual who was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre. The other two occupants were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Police, fire and paramedics were called to the scene shortly after 7:30 Thursday morning.

The intersection of Highway 12 and Sturgeon Bay Road is closed as police investigate the cause of the collision. The off-ramps at Vasey Road from Highway 400 are also closed.

Orillia OPP request that any witnesses who have not already spoken to police or have dash cam footage of the collision to please call the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or at 1-888-310-1122.

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