Area OPP Police Press Releases

Fatal Collision – Name Of Deceased Released

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – On January 12, 2023, at 12:53 p.m., the Huron detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a three-vehicle collision along Huron Road in the Municipality of Central Huron.

Officers responded to the scene with members of Huron County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to find a pick-up truck, a car and a transport truck involved in the collision..

The driver of the car, 44-year-old Michael OAKES of Central Huron was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

The driver of the pick-up truck reported minor injuries at the scene and the driver of the transport truck reported no injuries at the scene.

The Huron OPP is continuing to investigate the collision along with members of the OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) team and the Coroner’s Office.

Huron Road was closed at the scene for the protection of emergency responders. It has since re-opened for traffic. 

The Huron OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.