Huron East OPP Police Press Releases WFP

Hit & Run Driver Sends One To Hospital – Name Withheld #LikelyACop

(HURON EAST, ON) – On June 17, 2024, the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a collision on Winthrop Road in the Municipality of Huron East.

Officers responded with members of Huron East Fire and Emergency Services at approximately 7:50 a.m. for a two-vehicle collision.

An 80-year-old passenger from Stratford was transported to hospital with nonlife threatening injuries.

An involved driver fled the scene on foot. Officers from Huron OPP, members of the West Region Emergency Response Team, and K-9 members were in the area continuing the investigation.

On June 18, 2024, Police arrested a 38-year-old from Central Huron with the following charges:

  • Dangerous Driving Cause bodily harm.
  • Fail to stop at accident.
  • Drive while under suspension.
  • Drive motor vehicle no licence.
  • Operate motor vehicle without insurance.

The individual remains in custody at this time. The Huron OPP continue to investigate.

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.