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Speed, alcohol factors in fatal Bradford crash: police

40-year-old driver pronounced deceased at the scene of Friday's collision
Police investigate after a single motor vehicle collision n the area of the Walker Avenue and the 6th Line of Bradford West Gwillimbury on Friday, Jan. 27 , 2023

On Friday the 27th of January 2023 around 7:30 p.m., the South Simcoe Police received a report of a single motor vehicle collision in the area of the Walker Avenue and the 6th Line of Bradford West Gwillimbury.  

Upon arrival, police found that an eastbound Toyota pickup truck operated by a lone male had failed to stop for a stop sign at Walker Avenue. The vehicle then proceeded through the three-way intersection, breached a guardrail and came to rest on Morris Road.

Officers along with members from the Simcoe County paramedics and Bradford West Gwillimbury fire department treated the male on scene. Unfortunately, the 40-year-old driver from Bradford was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Members of the South Simcoe Police Traffic Unit attended and conducted an at scene investigation. Speed, alcohol use and seat belt use are some of the factors being investigated.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has any information leading up to it, to please contact PC Matt Kernen at (705) 436 2141.