Area OPP

Fatal Snowmobile Vs Barn Collision Near Hensall On Christmas Eve – Alcohol A Factor

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – A snowmobile crash late last night south of Hensall has resulted in a fatality. 

At approximately 11:19 p.m. on December 24, 2020 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Huron County Paramedic Services responded to a farm property located on London Road south of Hensall after receiving a 9-1-1 call about a snowmobile crash.

Upon arrival first responders located and then performed life saving measures on the snowmobile operator. He was transported from the scene by ambulance to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Members from the West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management & Enforcement (TIME) Team attended the scene to assist with the collision investigation. 

The initial investigation has determined the deceased was operating a snowmobile in a field when he collided with a barn situated on the property. 

Investigators believe alcohol and excessive speed were contributing factors in the crash.

The deceased has been identified as Travis WILSON, 24 years of age, from Lambton Shores. 

A post-mortem examination will take place this weekend.

Any person with information regarding this crash should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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