‘Ottawa’ Two Ottawans Dead, Trucker Injured in Highway 7 Crash
Two people from Ottawa are dead after their SUV collided head-on with a tractor trailer on Highway 7 near Kaladar Sunday afternoon.
Brian Ward, 70, and his passenger, 67-year-old Mary Ward, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash about two km west of Highway 41 just after 5 p.m.
Police said a preliminary investigation shows their Subaru Forester crossed into the path of the tractor-trailer loaded with 40,000 kg of steel “for an unknown reason.”
Investigators were on scene probing the crash and a post-mortem examination of Brian Ward was scheduled for Monday.
The truck driver, a 59-year-old Ottawa man, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Highway 7 remained closed Monday morning as heavy equipment was brought in to unload the steel from the transport. Traffic was being detoured at Highway 41 and Highway 37.