UPDATE: Police are confirming the lone driver of one of two vehicles involved in Saturday’s accident has been killed. Five people in the other vehicle were taken to hospital for treatment. The investigation is continuing.
Original story, posted on April 10, 2016:
Police are still investigating what is expected to be deemed a fatal motor vehicle accident south of Gravenhurst last night.
There is no word from the Bracebridge OPP as of this morning, but reports are that a Mississauga man was killed in the accident that tied up all four lanes of Highway 11 for a large part of Saturday evening.
However, pictures do tell the story as these photos from freelancer Michael Donly shows a horrific and chaotic scene before and during the time emergency crews arrived.
Emergency personnel were called to the scene around 5 p.m. as traffic was backed up in the Severn Bridge area.
The OPP reported that the northbound lanes near Cowbell Lane and the southbound lanes north of Southwood Road were closed as fire and ambulance workers wee on site tending to the accident.The northbound lanes were re-opened as of 7:30 p.m. OPP reported around 8:30 p.m. large trucks and commercial vehicle are being detoured through Highway 169 over to the Hwy 400 southbound lanes.
All lanes were open as of 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Source: The Mississauaga News