Area OPP Police Press Releases

School Bus Collision Update – Deceased From Vanastra Identified

(HURON EAST, ON) – An early morning crash south of Ethel involving a school bus and a minivan has resulted in a fatality.

At approximately 7:40 a.m., Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Perth County Paramedic Services and Grey Township Fire Department responded to the crash scene located on McNaught Line (Huron County Road #19) about a kilometre south of Cranbrook Road.

The initial investigation has determined a minivan was southbound on McNaught Line when the vehicle crossed over the centre line and collided head-on with a northbound school bus.

The driver and lone occupant of the minivan died at the scene. The deceased has since been identified as Daniel KARPYSHYN, 36 years of age, from Vanastra. 

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place tomorrow.

The driver/lone occupant of the school bus was treated and released from hospital with minor injuries.

Members of the West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management & Enforcement (TIME) Team attended the scene to assist with the collision investigation. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

McNaught Line (Huron County Road #19) re-opened for travel at approximately 3:00 p.m.

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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