On February 3, 2022 at 8:22 a.m. members from the Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a multiple vehicle collision on Highway 11 at the Severn River Bridge. Emergency crews from the Gravenhurst Fire Department, Severn Fire Department, Muskoka Emergency Medical Services and Simcoe Emergency Medical Services as well as officers from the Bracebridge OPP, Orillia OPP and Central Region Traffic Investigation, Management and Enforcement (TIME) Team responded to the collision.
A tractor trailer unit struck a small tractor on the roadway and led to a secondary collision involving multiple other vehicles. The highway was closed for several hours in both directions of travel as the officers as well as Traffic Collision Reconstructionist with the OPP TIME team attended to assist with the investigation.
As a result of the collision 59 year old Norman BRANDT from Gravenhurst was pronounced deceased at the scene and a 25 year old woman was transported to hospital with minor injuries.
The investigation is ongoing and further updates will be released as information becomes available.
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