Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the OPP West Region Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Team (TTCI), has been investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy. 26, just east of Grey Rd. 5, in the Municipality of Meaford at approximately 8:00 a.m. yesterday, Tuesday, October 27.
The Inter-Township Fire Department and Grey County Emergency Services (EMS) assisted at the scene.
The preliminary investigation has determined that the lone driver of a 2015 Kia Soul vehicle was travelling eastbound on Hwy. 26. The vehicle entered the westbound lane and collided head on with a 2006 Kenworth tractor trailer.
The driver of the Kia was extricated from the vehicle and taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The deceased driver has been identified as 61-year old Eric Westholm, of Owen Sound.
The driver of the tractor trailer, a 48-year old man from Mount Forest, was not injured.
The investigation continues. Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Grey County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.