City of Kawartha Lakes OPP – Highway 7 Closed Due to Fatal Collision

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Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have closed Highway 7 for a serious collision involving two vehicles, east of Omemee.

On December 14, 2023, at approximately 7:40 a.m., officers responded, alongside with Kawartha Lakes Fire and EMS, to a head on collision involving two motor vehicles at the intersection of Highway 7 and Emily Park Road.

The driver, a 21 -year-old male from Manilla, was pronounced deceased at the scene, a 22-year-old male of Sunderland, was airlifted to a Toronto area Trauma Center where their injuries were reported as life threatening. The other driver, a 44-year-old male from Oshawa was transported to a local area hospital.

Highway 7 is closed from Emily Park Road to Orange Corners Road for the foreseeable future while members of the OPP Traffic Incident Management Team (T.I.M.E.) conduct their investigation.

Updates will be provided on our social media pages when the road has re-opened.

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