Loyalist Township man dies after 4-vehicle collision in Napanee

Peterborough County OPP seized drugs and weapons and arrested the driver following a traffic stop in Selwyn Township on Friday afternoon. Don Mitchell / Global News

A Loyalist Township man is dead after a multi-vehicle collision late last week.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say the crash happened late Friday afternoon on County Road 2 near Little Creek Road in Napanee.

An eastbound vehicle and three westbound vehicles collided in the westbound lane, according to police.

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Two drivers were taken to hospital, including the driver of the eastbound vehicle who was later pronounced dead while in hospital.

OPP have identified the deceased as 77-year-old Lawrence Batchilder.

The road was closed for several hours while police investigated the cause of the crash.


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