Serious collision closes streets

Published on: Jun 12, 2024 | Categories: ,

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 2:59 p.m., the Barrie Police Service received information about a serious motor vehicle collision that just occurred at the intersection of Welham Rd. and Ellis Dr., in the City of Barrie.

The investigation, which was conducted by members of the Barrie Police Service Traffic Unit, who were assisted by the Forensic Identification Unit, Tactical Support Unit, and uniform officers, resulted in the roads being closed until approximately 9:30 p.m. to allow for the investigation to be safely conducted.

Police have determined that a sport utility vehicle (SUV) was travelling northbound on Welham Rd. when it was struck by a westbound flatbed style truck. The resulting collision sent both drivers to local hospital. The driver of the SUV, a 30-year-old female from Barrie, was later air-lifted to a Toronto area Trauma Centre with serious, life-threatening injuries.

The collision investigation remains ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed it or was travelling in the area and has dash camera video that can assist investigators is asked to please contact Detective Constable Langdon at [email protected].

Occurrence #: BA24032548
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon
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