Man dead after vehicle and trailer crash into the Welland Canal


Published October 18, 2021 at 12:41 pm

One man died after his car and trailer drove into the Welland Canal after a collision in Welland on October 16.

Niagara Police, the Welland Fire Department and EMS all replied to a collision call in the Forks Road and Colborne Street area at 11:10 pm.

Quickly discovering that a vehicle drove into the canal, Niagara reported that the back-end of the trailer was still visible above the water but that they could “see a glow of vehicle lights under the water.”

The Marine Unit was quickly called in and after an overnight search, they found a body at 11:15 am yesterday.

The man has not been identified “out of respect for next of kin” but the police added that foul play is not suspected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111, ext. 1002200.

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