Police identify human remains

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Huronia West OPP has identified the human remains located in Wasaga Beach on May 24.

Police received information that suspected human remains were located by members of a land surveying company in the area off Highway 26, in the Town of Wasaga Beach.

A post-mortem examination has confirmed the remains to be that of an individual reported missing in July 2020.

Foul play is not suspected.

Out of respect for the family’s privacy, we are not releasing the name of the deceased.

Dufferin OPP investigate multi-vehicle fatal collision

Dufferin OPP along with Dufferin County EMS, and Fire Services attended a serious multi-vehicle collision in the Township of Melancthon.

On Tuesday, August 22, at approximately 3:10 p.m., officers were called to County Road 124, south of 20th Sideroad, in Melancthon for the report of a serious collision involving seven vehicles, one being a transport truck. The collision resulted in several injuries including one fatality.

The initial investigation revealed that multiple passenger vehicles were stopped northbound County Road 124 in a construction zone. A tractor trailer entered the construction zone and collided into the rear of the line up of vehicles.

As a result of the collision, a 31 -year- old, female from Barrie was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female was traveling with her infant child who was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The infant was later transported by ambulance to a children’s hospital with non-life- threatening injuries.

A 67-year-old male was extricated from his vehicle by Fire Services and transported to local hospital with serious injuries. The male was later air-lifted by Ornge to a Toronto area trauma centre.

A 45-year-old female and a 28-year- old male were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

County Road 124 remained closed for approximately ten hours. The Traffic Collision Investigation team of the OPP was brought in to investigate. The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Dufferin OPP 1-888-310-1122.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and wishes to speak to victim services, Caledon/Dufferin Victim Services can be reached at 905-951-3838.

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