May 13, 2019 7:51 am
Updated: May 13, 2019 7:53 am

Man dead after pickup truck hits tree in Perth County

OPP badge. Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press/File

Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press/File

Perth County OPP are investigating a collision that claimed the life of a 68-year-old man.

It was shortly before noon on Sunday when police and paramedics were called to Perth Line 75, between Road 166 and Road 169, for reports that a vehicle hit a tree.

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According to police, the collision involved a westbound pickup truck.

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The driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, officers said.

His identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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Perth Line 75 was closed for several hours while the OPP’s Traffic Technical Collision Investigators looked into the crash, but the roadway reopened shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Perth County OPP. Information can also be sent anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or a secure web tip can be submitted here.

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