Toronto woman killed in head-on collision on Highway 28 north of Peterborough

Toronto woman killed in Highway 28 collision north of Peterborough
A woman from Toronto was killed following a head-on collision on Highway 28 on Wednesday.

Police say a woman from Toronto was killed and a driver charged following a head-on collision north of Peterborough on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 4:15 p.m., Peterborough County OPP responded to a head-on collision on Highway 28 north of Haultain Road in North Kawartha Township, just past the community of Woodview, about 45 kilometres north of Peterborough.

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OPP say the driver of one of the two vehicles involved was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Thursday, the victim was identified as Carolyn Clement, 69, of Toronto.

The other driver, Christopher Ashton, 35, of Peterborough, was arrested and charged with driving while prohibited and two counts of failure to comply with a recognizance.

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He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a bail hearing.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The highway was closed between Haultain Road and the village of Aspley as police investigated.

OPP said the highway reopened around 11 p.m.


OPP are looking for any witnesses that may have seen a small to mid-sized dark-coloured vehicle driving in an erratic manner in relation to this incident.

The location in question would be on Highway 7 eastbound from Peterborough to Highway 28 northbound on Wednesday between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact OPP PC LaFreniere at 705-742-0401.