Two crashes close Perth County roads
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Jun 21, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Two crashes close Perth County roads

Stratford Gazette

A man died as a result of a two-vehicle collision Wednesday evening.

Just before 7:30 p.m. Perth County OPP were called to a crash on Perth Line 32, east of Perth Road 130.

Investigation revealed an eastbound Jeep drifted across the centre line.

The driver of a westbound Impala made an evasive manoeuvre to avoid a head-on collision.

The vehicles sideswiped each other and the Impala spun off the road into the north ditch, narrowly missing a utility pole.

The Jeep continued across the westbound lane, crossed the north shoulder and went through the ditch, coming to a stop in a corn field.

The man driving the Jeep received First Aid by passing motorists, including a St. John’s Ambulance attendant.

He was transported to Stratford General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as Steven Bohms, 40, of Perth East.

The 65-year-old woman driving the Impala, and two other 66-year-old women who were passengers were uninjured.

A fourth passenger of the Impala, a 75-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries.

All four occupants are Stratford residents.

Perth Line 32 was closed until 10:30 p.m. to allow the OPP Western Region Traffic Collision Investigation Unit to complete its investigation.

Highway 8 closed due to crash

Earlier Wednesday, at around 4:30 p.m., Perth County OPP officers were called to a collision on Highway 8, east of Road 155, between Sebringville and Mitchell.

Police say a Toyota Venza heading westbound on Highway 8 crossed the centre line. The driver of an eastbound tractor trailer noticed the vehicle in his lane and slowed his rig, pulling over to the south shoulder.

The Toyota continued to veer across and struck the truck behind its cab.

The impact resulted in large pieces of debris becoming airborne and striking a westbound SUV.

The 66-year-old West Perth woman driving the Toyota was transported to Stratford General Hospital was minor injuries.

She has been charged with careless driving and is to appear in Stratford court on July 24 to answer to the charge.

The truck driver, a 53-year-old man from North York, and the driver of the SUV were uninjured.

Highway 8, between Road 150 and Road 155, remained closed until 6:30 p.m. to allow for safe removal of the vehicles and debris on the roadway.

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