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Fatal Collision – Name Of Deceased Released

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – A two-vehicle crash that occurred on Good Friday north of Bayfield has resulted in the death of a senior from Goderich. 

On Friday, April 2, 2021 at 1:59 p.m., Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Huron County Paramedic Services and area firefighters responded to the crash scene located at the intersection of Orchard Line and Cut Line Road (Huron County Road #18).

The driver and lone occupant of a sedan was transported from the scene to a local hospital by land ambulance and then was transported to a regional hospital by air ambulance. The driver of the sedan later died in hospital as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash.    

The deceased has been identified as 91-year-old Rodwyn SYKES from Goderich.

The preliminary investigation has determined the deceased was travelling northbound on Orchard Line and had come to a stop at the intersection. The deceased’s sedan then entered into the intersection where it was struck by a minivan that was travelling eastbound on Cut Line Road.  

The driver of the minivan was transported to a local hospital and was subsequently released with minor injuries.

Investigators from the West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management & Enforcement (TIME) Team attended the scene to assist with the collision investigation.

Any person with information regarding this crash should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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