(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) – On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Wellington County and Cambridge detachments along with Township of Woolwich Fire Department and Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services responded to a serious single motor vehicle collision on Highway 7 at Woolwich-Guelph Townline, just west of Guelph.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a westbound courier truck collided with the rear of a tractor trailer. The driver of the courier truck was extricated from the vehicle and transported by Ornge air ambulance to a trauma centre in Hamilton with serious injuries. The second driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the courier vehicle, 26-year-old Ryan Matthew PLISEK from Guelph, Ontario was later pronounced deceased in hospital by attending physicians.
OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) assisted Wellington County OPP with the investigation. Highway 7 was closed between Wellington Road 32 and Shantz Station Road for several hours to allow for investigation.
Wellington County OPP is asking anyone that may have witnessed this collision or has dash cam video equipped in their vehicles, to please call, 1-888-310-1122.