OPP investigating fatal crash into pond near Kaladar

The Lennox and Addington Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

Officers with the Lennox and Addington County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a fatal collision that resulted in the death of one person.

“On April 22, 2023, just before 2:00 a.m., officers responded to reports of a single vehicle collision on Highway 7, near Kellar Road, Addington Highlands Township,” OPP said in a press release on the crash. “Initial investigation indicates that the driver was eastbound on Highway 7 and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle ended up in the water of a nearby swampy area.”

According to OPP, the driver, a 27-year-old male from Gatineau, Quebec, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger was transported to the hospital by ambulance with minor injuries, OPP said.

Highway 7 remained closed in both directions between Highway 41 and County Road 38 for several hours, until about 12:15 p.m.

According to OPP, the investigation is ongoing with assistance from the Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) and Reconstructionist.

Following the crash, the driver’s dog, which had also been in the vehicle, escaped and has not been seen since. The family is asking anyone who may have seen the dog to contact them with information regarding its location.

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