Area OPP Police Press Releases

Drinking Driver Collision – One Airlifted To Hospital

(CARRICK TWP, ON) – On June 25, 2021 at 10:35 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a 2 vehicle head-on collision along Bruce County Road 3 in Carrick Township. Officers responded to find the vehicles had collided head-on and 1 vehicle had caught fire.

Bruce County Paramedics, Grey County Paramedics and members of the Mildmay-Carrick Fire Department responded to the scene.

The driver of the north bound vehicle was taken to a London hospital by Air Ambulance for treatment of serious, life-threatening, injuries.

Officers noticed the driver of the south bound vehicle had been consuming alcohol and was showing signs of impairment. Lezane OKIMAW, 19-years-old, of Alberta was charged with Dangerous Driving causing Bodily Harm and Operation causing Bodily Harm. The accused has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.   

Members of the OPP Traffic Incident Management & Enforcement (TIME) unit are assisting the South Bruce OPP with this investigation.

Bruce County Road 3 was closed for the protection of emergency responders, but has since re-opened to traffic.

Investigators are asking anyone that may have witnessed the crash to call the South Bruce OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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