Thursday, December 2, 2021

Update: Leamington woman dies in Essex crash

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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to investigate the cause of a multi-vehicle crash that occurred April 27, 2016 at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Highway 3 just east of Essex County Road 23 in Essex.

A GMC pickup truck was hauling a utility trailer heading westbound on Highway 3 approaching Essex County Road 23.

The GMC rear ended a Pontiac (A) travelling in the same direction.

The Pontiac (A) then rear ended a Chevrolet van.

The Pontiac (A) then veered off into the oncoming lane impacting a transport truck and also another Pontiac (B).

Diana Pepper, age 67 of Leamington who was a rear passenger in the Pontiac (A) succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Three males in the Chevrolet van sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to an area hospital.

Two other females in the Pontiac (A) sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.

One male in the GMC pickup sustained minor injuries and was treated at an area hospital.

One male in the tractor trailer was not injured.

One female in the Pontiac (B) received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The road was closed for several hours.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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