86-year-old woman dies in a fatal crash in St. Catharines


Published June 18, 2023 at 10:40 am

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An 86-year-old woman who was a passenger in a fatal motor vehicle accident that happened on Friday morning in St. Catharines has died.

On June 16 (2023) shortly before 8 a.m., police were called to the area of Third St Louth / Fifth Ave Louth in St. Catharines, following the report of a serious motor vehicle collision.

Upon arrival, police say, the Niagara Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) paramedics, found an 86-year-old woman – a resident of St. Catharines – in the passenger side of an older model Toyota Camry with vital signs absent. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The 81-year-old man who is also a resident of St Catharines was the driver of the Toyota Camry.

According to police, the elderly man had to be extricated from the vehicle by members of St. Catharines Fire Services before being transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigations that were completed by detectives revealed, the Camry was stopped and then entered the path of an oncoming Dodge Ram pickup truck which was towing a trailer.

No one else was physically injured as a result of the collision.

At this time the investigation remains ongoing and no charges have been laid.

Police say the truck trailer was towed to the Vineland Weigh Station where the Ministry of Transportation assisted with the investigation, while the City of St. Catharines and Fire Department assisted with oil contaminant clean up following the collision.

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