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Fatal School Bus Collision – OPP Officer & Bus Driver Deceased

(EAST ZORRA-TAVISTOCK TOWNSHIP, ON) – A two-vehicle collision has claimed the lives of two drivers northwest of Woodstock.

The collision happened shortly before 7:00 a.m. on May 29, 2023, at the intersection of Highway 59 and Oxford County Road 33.

An unmarked Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) vehicle and a school bus collided in the intersection. Tragically, both drivers died as a result of their injuries. There were no students on the bus and no passengers in either vehicle.

Detective Constable Steven TOURANGEAU was with the Huron-Perth Community Street Crime Unit, Perth County OPP Detachment, West Region. He was 35 years old.

The OPP will not be releasing the identity of the other driver, out of respect for the family’s privacy.

“We are deeply saddened over this tragic incident, as two families mourn the loss of their loved ones. I offer my deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues affected.” – OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique

The London Police Service will be assuming carriage of the investigation.