Advertisement

One person dead after vehicle collides with house near Napanee, Ont.: OPP

One person was killed Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle left County Road 9 and slammed into the side of a house.

According to Lennox and Addington OPP, emergency responders arrived at an address in the 1800 block of County Road 9 shortly before 4:00 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. On Wednesday, OPP identified the deceased as 59-year-old Derry Rankin of Napanee.

According to OPP, a post-mortem has indicated that the driver was in medical distress before the crash.

“Investigators believe that this medical situation was a contributing factor in the cause of the collision,” police said.

Police say that Rankin was driving a tow truck that was towing another vehicle. At some point, the truck left the roadway and crashed into the home.

Story continues below advertisement

A passenger in the tow truck and the occupants of the house were not seriously injured in the collision.

Read more: ATV operator airlifted following collision in Trent Hills: Northumberland OPP

Collision investigators remain on scene and police have closed County Road 9 to traffic between Abrams and Fitchett roads while the investigation into the cause of the crash continues.

It is unknown how long the road will be closed.

Police are requesting that people avoid the area until the road is reopened.

Click to play video: 'Overnight flurries lead to a number of crashes in the Kingston area' Overnight flurries lead to a number of crashes in the Kingston area
Overnight flurries lead to a number of crashes in the Kingston area – Feb 5, 2021

 

Sponsored content