Multi-vehicle collision near Highway 12 sends 4 to hospital, including 1 airlifted

On June 5, 2023 just after 1:00 p.m., members of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police along with the Midland Fire Department and Simcoe County Paramedics attended Simcoe Road 93, one kilometer north of Highway 12 for a report of a three vehicle collision involving injuries. Supplied by OPP

A serious collision at a construction site on Highway 12 near Midland led to multiple injuries, including one person being airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre.

The three-vehicle crash on Simcoe Road 93, one kilometre north of Highway 12, was reported June 5, at around 1 p.m.

One of the vehicles left the roadway as a result of the collision. Four people were sent to hospital, with one of them taken by Ornge Air Ambulance to a Toronto-area trauma centre.

Police say at least two people have since been released from hospital.

On June 30, police confirmed that the 29-year-old male from Penetanguishene, who was airlifted to Toronto, later passed from his injuries on June 24.

The area where the collision took place is a construction zone.

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A section of Simcoe Road 93 between Highway 12 and Yonge Street was closed but has since reopened.

The matter remains under investigation. No charges have been laid at this time.

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