Thursday, January 27, 2022

Update: Female driver dies in crash


Details are limited at the moment, as Chatham-Kent police officers investigate a fatal single vehicle crash between Dresden and Chatham.

Const. Renee Cowell told reporters at the scene shortly after 11 a.m. that there is not a lot of information at this time.

“Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning we responded to a single motor vehicle on Countryview Line between Centre Side Road and Lindsay Road,” Cowell said. “A female occupant is deceased at the scene. Her identity will not be released until next-of-kin are notified.”

Cowell said police believe she was the lone occupant in the car at the time of the crash.

“Information is scarce at this time, we are investigating as a single motor vehicle collision,” Cowell said. “We are appealing to the public, any witnesses who may have witnessed the collision to please contact Const. Mike Pearce of our Traffic Unit at 519-355-1092.”

Cowell said the road will be closed for “some time” as the Traffic Unit reconstructs the scene.

“We’ll be canvassing the area,” she said. “Hopefully witnesses that may have been driving on this road at the time will be calling us with information.”

Cowell said police are waiting for the coroner to attend the scene as well.

We’ll provide more information when it becomes available.

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