The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a collision at the intersection of Highway 17 and County Road 9 that claimed the life of a 28-year-old woman. The accident occurred on August 16 around 5:15 p.m. when an eastbound vehicle struck another vehicle that had stopped for construction on the road, causing two more cars to crash as well.
In addition to the one fatality, a 43-year-old woman is in critical condition and has been airlifted to the hospital. A 33-year-old woman and a 9-year-old boy received minor injuries. Names are being withheld pending the ongoing investigation and the notification of next of kin.
Anyone with any information about the accident should contact the Hawkesbury OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.