Welland man dies in wrong way crash on 406 at Beaverdams – Newstalk 610 CKTB (iHeartRadio)

Welland man dies in wrong way crash on 406 at Beaverdams - Newstalk 610 CKTB (iHeartRadio)
OPP investigating fatal wrong-way crash on Highway 406 near St. Catharines
OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the Welland man drove the wrong way on the highway and hit a transport truck early this morning.

Right now, investigators are looking at speed , alcohol and drugs as possible contributing factors.

54 year old man from Welland On is dead after going the wrong way on #Hwy406 at Beaverdams Rd #StCatharines Driver of truck to hosp. with minor injuries. Speed, alcohol and drugs being looked at as possible contrubuting factors Reopening by 8:30am Witness call OPP 905-356-1311 pic.twitter.com/vWBKC9xIYF

Meantime NRP telling us at 12:40 this morning they received a call to the area of King St. and Third St. in Welland for a report of a possible impaired driver. 

Police say they responded immediately but were unable to locate the vehicle after searching for it.   

Schmidt said shortly before the collision occurred, Niagara Regional Police received call about a person who had left a local hospital in a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the crash.

It was just last month, two people were killed when a wrong way vehicle hit them head on, on the 406 near Glendale Ave. 

The circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation and Schmidt said police are looking into all possible contributing factors, including speed, alcohol, and drugs.

Kulvir Singh Sidhu and his wife Kulwinder Kaur Sidhu were driving back home to Brampton October 2nd after dropping their daughter off at Brock University when they were struck by a car heading in the wrong direction.

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The driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene and the truck driver sustained minor injuries.

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A 54-year-old Welland man is dead following a wrong-way collision on Highway 406 near St. Catharines overnight.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmid said a vehicle heading in the wrong direction collided head-on with a transport truck in the area.

The driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene and the truck driver sustained minor injuries.

The circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation and Schmidt said police are looking into all possible contributing factors, including speed, alcohol, and drugs.

The collision was significant, Schmidt said. (It was a) very horrific investigation here for officers.

Schmidt said shortly before the collision occurred, Niagara Regional Police received call about a person who had left a local hospital in a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the crash.

We have notified the family of the deceased and we are looking at the connection as to whether or not there was any relationship between the call from hospital to the collision that occurred a short time later, Schmidt said.