Driver dies of injuries in Highway 115 crash in Peterborough: OPP

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Man dies in collision on Hwy 115 near Peterborough
Police say Craig Bell, 55, of Peterborough was killed when his pick-up truck left the highway overpass and crashed onto The Parkway below – Jan 7, 2019

Peterborugh County OPP say a man has died of his injuries following a crash off Highway 115 in Peterborough on Sunday night.

Police say around 7:30 p.m., a northbound pickup truck travelling on the highway lost control and crashed through and guardrail and fell onto a ramp in the area of Fleming Drive.

A witness tells Global News, the truck was driving erratically before the collision.

Police confirmed a 911 call was made by a witness right before the crash.

“OPP Communications Centre received a traffic complaint about this vehicle.  It was shortly after the collision occurred,” said constable Joe Ayotte of Peterborough County OPP.

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The driver was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Early Monday morning, Peterborough County OPP confirmed with CHEX News that the driver succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Craig Bell, 55, of Peterborough.

The northbound lanes of the highway were closed at Airport Road as OPP investigated the cause of the crash. They reopened around 4 a.m.

Police on Monday afternoon tweeted photos of several fatal crashes in the Central region, including the Highway 115 crash while stating “alcohol/drug consumption is looking to be (a) factor in many of these crashes.”



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