Tow truck driver killed while assisting stranded driver near Port Perry
Police are investigating a fatal crash near Port Perry.
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:23AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:10AM EST
Ontario Provincial Police say a tow truck driver was killed following a collision near Port Perry this morning.
The crash occurred on Highway 12 between Scugog Line 2 and Scugog Line 3.
“Early reports indicate that there was a tow truck that was there assisting a stranded motorist, a motorist who either lost control or hit the ditch,” OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said Thursday.
“The tow truck driver was on scene. Another motorist apparently came into a collision with this person.”
The tow truck driver subsequently died from injuries he sustained in the collision.
Police have not released any details about the victim or confirmed if any charges will be laid in connection with the deadly crash.
Schmidt advised motorists to be cautious around emergency vehicles, particularly in poor weather conditions.
“Anytime you are driving in conditions that are less than ideal… slow down, drive to the conditions,” Schmidt said.
“When you see flashing lights… slow down, move over, give them space. They are trying to clear the scenes, clear the highways, and make it safe for everybody else.”