OPP investigating fatal single-vehicle collision near Portland, Ont.

OPP are investigating the death of a man following a single-vehicle collision on Highway 15 northeast of Portland, Ont. Don Mitchell / Global News

Leeds OPP is investigating a single-vehicle collision that left one dead northeast of Portland, Ont.

Police say a pickup truck rolled over on Highway 15 at County Road 5 Monday night around 6 p.m. Police say the collision damaged a hydro pole and affected electricity in the area.

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Rideau Lakes Township firefighters along with Leeds Grenville paramedics responded to the collision, and extricated the driver from the truck.

The man, 40-year-old Thomas Long of Montague Township, was pronounced dead at the scene.

OPP reconstructionists are currently investigating the collision.

Hydro One crews attended the scene overnight to replace the damaged pole and restore electricity to the area.


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