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Morris-Turnberry man, 27, identified as victim in fatal crash involving SUV, horse and buggy: OPP

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Huron OPP say a 27-year-old man has died and two others suffered minor injuries following a collision involving an SUV and a horse and buggy in Morris-Turnberry on Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews responded to the scene along Howick-Turnberry Road (Huron County Road #7) near Kieffer Line shortly before 8:20 a.m. for a collision involving the buggy and an SUV.

Huron County Paramedic Services transported the operator of the buggy to hospital where he later died, police said. He has since been identified by police as Jacob Wall, 27, of Morris-Turnberry.

The driver and passenger of the SUV involved were taken to hospital for minor injuries and have since been released.

The horse was not injured in the collision, police said.

Preliminary investigation has found that the horse and buggy had been travelling west on Howick-Turnberry when it veered into the path of the oncoming vehicle, police said.

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Investigation into the cause is ongoing. Police closed Howick-Turnberry Road from London Road (Huron County #4) in Wingham and Belmore Line (Huron County #12) for several hours, but say it has since reopened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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