3 people dead in crash near Guelph

ROCKWOOD, Ont. — Two adults and a teenager were killed when a pickup truck collided with a car near Guelph, Ont., provincial police said, noting it was the second highway tragedy in southern Ontario in less than 24 hours.

"This is devastating and were only partway through this long weekend," said Const. Cheri Rockefeller.

One passenger, a 35-year-old Fergus man, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 17-year-old male passenger and the 45-year-old female driver, from the same vehicle, were rushed by ambulance to a local hospital with severe, life-threatening injuries and were later pronounced deceased.

She said the crash involved a pickup truck and a sedan and occurred near the community of Rockwood, Ont., just east of Guelph, around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

It happened Saturday evening around 8:30 p.m. on Wellington Rd. 44 just south of Wellington Rd. 7, outside of Rockwood. Police say it involved a sedan and a pickup truck.

Rockefeller said a passenger in the car, a 35-year-old man from Fergus, Ont., was pronounced dead on scene.

She said also in the sedan was a 17-year old male passenger and a 45-year-old female driver, both of whom are from Fergus, Ont., and that they were taken to hospital where they later died.

Rockefeller said the names of the victims will not be released until next of kin is notified. She also said investigators know the relationship between the occupants of the sedan but will not be immediately releasing that information.

"Nothing is being released in regards to that as of yet. Were still looking at confirmation," said Rockefeller.

The deceased have not been identified and police say they will not be until loved ones have been notified.

She said the driver of the pick-up truck was a 50-year-old man from Barrie and that he was not injured in the crash.

Rockefeller said the names of the victims will not be released until next of kin is notified. She also said investigators know the relationship between the occupants of the sedan but will not be immediately releasing that information.

Rockefeller said no charges have been laid and the cause of the collision is still being investigated.

At the start of the long weekend, Ontario Provincial Police warned that officers would be out in force looking for aggressive, distracted and impaired drivers, as well as seatbelt violators.

"Were hoping that drivers are going to refrain from risky behaviour and buckle up and get to where they need to go, and get home safely," said Rockefeller.

At the start of the long weekend, Ontario Provincial Police warned that officers would be out in force looking for aggressive, distracted and impaired drivers, as well as seatbelt violators.

Provincial police reported early Saturday morning that an SUV crossed into oncoming traffic in Port Perry, Ont., and collided head-on with a car.

Three people in the car — a 59-year-old man and two women aged 55 and 44 — were killed, and a 41-year-old woman who was also in the vehicle suffered critical injuries.

Three people in the car — a 59-year-old man and two women aged 55 and 44 — were killed, and a 41-year-old woman who was also in the vehicle suffered critical injuries.

Rockefeller said collisions are more likely to occur on weekends because theres usually an increase in traffic.

"Were hoping that drivers are going to refrain from risky behaviour and buckle up and get to where they need to go, and get home safely," said Rockefeller.

"Im just hoping people pay attention on the roads and recognize the fact that were are out there with heavy police presence, and that people abide by the rules of the road," she said.

She said the crash involved a pickup truck and a sedan and occurred near the community of Rockwood, Ont., just east of Guelph, around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Fatal collision on Wellington Rd 44 from Saturday, Oct 6 is now a triple fatality. More updates will be provided shortly Media contact – [email protected] Wellington OPP.

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A deadly 48 hours on provincial highways. Two triple fatal crashes in Southern Ontario. The latest happened in Rockwood near Guelph last night. OPP have confirmed the ages and genders of the people who died, but say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

A 35 year old man was killed instantly, a 17 year old boy and the 45 year old woman who was driving died in hospital.

The Ontario Provincial Police say the three people killed were from Fergus, the 50 year old man from Barrie who was driving the pick up, walked away from the crash unharmed.

Those who live nearby the area where the crash happened, on Wellington Road 44 say the bends in the road make it dangerous especially from those who may be speeding.

Meanwhile, two of the three people who were killed in an early morning crash near Port Perry yesterday have been identified by friends as 59 year old Walter Rose and 55 year old Wendy Ho. A 44 year old woman was also killed and two others were injured.

The fatal crashes come on the heels of the OPP launching “Operation Impact”, an initiative reminding drivers to be vigilant during the Thanksgiving long weekend.