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Vehicle crashes into 4 pedestrians, 1 dead, 3 hospitalized

Crash occurred in Eugenia, police say driver fled the scene
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On July 19, 2022, at approximately 10:06 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Grey Highlands Fire Department, and Grey County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a collision involving a motor vehicle and four pedestrians on Inkerman Street in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.

One involved pedestrian was pronounced deceased after lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. Their identity is being withheld pending a next of kin notification.

The other involved pedestrians were transported to a hospital to be treated for serious life-threatening and non-life-threatening injuries.

The involved motor vehicle fled the scene.

Grey Bruce OPP has identified the driver and is continuing the investigation with the assistance of the West Region Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement Team.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online here. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

Updates will follow when available.


UPDATE: July 20, 1 p.m. - In a news release from the Municipality of Grey Highlands, local OPP detachment commander Inspector Paul Richardson said Grey Bruce OPP have responded to and investigated "several" fatal collisions already this year. 

"Our thoughts go out to the families of the involved individuals during this difficult time," said Richardson. "We cannot stress enough the importance of giving your undivided attention to the road when operating a motor vehicle. We all have a responsibility to contribute to road safety, and the Grey Bruce OPP will continue to work with traffic safety partners to address these matters." 

The driver that fled the scene has been identified by the Grey Bruce OPP, states the news release.