OPP lay charge in deadly crash north of Brussels

Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a North Huron resident with a Highway Traffic Act violation of “Failing to Yield to Traffic on a Through Highway” following a deadly multi-vehicle crash that took place north of Brussels in early December.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. on December 5, 2019, Huron County OPP, Huron County Paramedic Services and Huron East Fire Department responded to a four-vehicle crash located at the Jamestown Bridge on Brussels Line (Huron County Road #12).

An investigation conducted by members of the Huron OPP Detachment & West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) Team has determined the defendant failed to yield to a tractor trailer that was travelling southbound on Brussels Line.  The tractor-trailer then collided with a bridge and a northbound pickup truck. A northbound sport-utility vehicle then collided with the rear of the pickup truck.

Jamie HILL, 62 years of age, from Sauble Beach died as a result of the crash. He was a passenger in the pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck, 21-year-old Liam FLETCHER also from Sauble Beach remains in hospital recovering from his injuries.

A 21 year-old female from North Huron has been charged with Failing to Yield to Traffic on a Through Highway. A court date has been scheduled for March 3, 2020 at Provincial Offences Court in Goderich.