1 dead following Highway 35 collision northwest of Haliburton: OPP

Bancroft OPP have located a woman reported missing on June 11. The Canadian Press file

One person is dead following a two-vehicle collision northwest of Haliburton early Friday afternoon.

According to Haliburton Highlands OPP, around 12:10 p.m., emergency crews responded to a collision involving a flatbed truck and a passenger vehicle on Highway 35 near Shoe Lake Road, about 51 kilometres north of Haliburton, or about six kilometres south of the hamlet of Dorset in the Township of Algonquin Highlands.

OPP say one driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The highway remains closed in both directions as OPP investigate the collision. Highways 117 and 118 are being used as detour routes.

OPP are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to call the Haliburton Highlands OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

UPDATE Tuesday, Feb. 15:

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OPP on Tuesday identified the victim as a 28-year-old woman. At the request of the family, the woman’s name has been removed from this article.

OPP said the highway was closed for several hours as they investigated.

No further details were provided.

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