Driver Kills Two While Passing Truck

By Kees Wijnands

(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) – The OPP are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Monday afternoon.

Shortly before 2:00 pm, police, along with personnel from the North Huron Fire Department and Huron County EMS, responded to a two vehicle collision on County Road 86, between Gibbons Line and Beecroft Line.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that two vehicles collided resulting in the death of a male driver and a female passenger.

An eastbound Toyota Corolla was passing an eastbound tractor trailer when it collided with a westbound Harley Davidson motorcycle carrying a rider and a passenger. The impact resulted in both the motorcycle rider and passenger to be thrown from the machine.

The 61 year-old female passenger of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as Maria Vandekolk.

The 59 year-old male operator of the motorcycle was transported by air ambulance to a London hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Gerardus Vandekolk.

Both deceased were Howick Township residents.

The 67 year-old female driver of the car, Katherine Eedy, a resident of Mississauga, was extricated from her vehicle by North Huron Fire Department personnel.  She was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

OPP West Region TTCI members and the Huron County OPP are continuing their investigation into this crash.

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