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Head On Collision Claims Life in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Christmas Eve

Edwardsburgh-Cardinal – On December 24, 2021, at around 10:30 p.m. officers from the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a pick-up truck and a passenger car. The collision occurred on County Road Two and Galop Canal in the Edwardsburgh Township.

A preliminary investigation has revealed the driver of the pick-up truck and passenger car were involved in a head-on collision. Despite life-saving measures provided by Leeds and Grenville Emergency Services, the 71-year-old female from Prescott was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The other driver was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

OPP Technical Collision Investigators, (TCI) were called to assist with the investigation. A portion of County Road Two remained closed overnight and has since been reopened to traffic. A post mortem has been ordered. Police continue to investigate the cause of the collision.

The 36-year-old driver from Edwardsburgh-Cardinal was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code (CC) with:

Operation causing death sec. 320.14(3)
Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) sec. 320.14(1)(b)

The driver’s licence was seized and the vehicle was towed. The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on January 7, 2022.