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Two fatal collisions over the holidays

Prince Edward OPP are continuing investigations into two fatal collisions in the County over the holidays.

The investigation is continuing into the circumstances around a fatal collision on Hwy 62 near Fenwood Crescent in Ameliasburgh, Friday, Dec. 28th at 4:45pm.

OPP Technical Collision Investigators have determined the vehicle occupied by 56-year-old Marilyn Boon was southbound on Hwy 62, but was actually in the northbound lanes when she struck a northbound pickup truck operated by 60-year-old Matthew Cottrell.  As a result of the initial collision, Boon’s vehicle’s spun out of control and into the path of a second northbound pickup truck resulting in fatal injuries to Boon.

While speaking with Cottrell following the collision, officers noted an odor of alcohol on his breath and an approved roadside screening device test was performed and failed.  Further testing at the detachment indicated Cottrell to have in excess of 80mgs of alcohol in his blood and he was subsequently charged with Operate Over 80mgs.  He is to appear in Picton court Jan 16th to answer the charge.

Cottrell and the driver of the second pickup truck were not seriously injured in the collisions.

Officers continue to investigate why Boon was southbound in the northbound lanes at the time of the collision.  Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call Prince Edward OPP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-6477.

Shortly after 8:30pm on Christmas eve, a two car collision on Loyalist Parkway near North Beach Road resulted in a fatal injury to one of the drivers.

The Prince Edward OPP investigation revealed a southbound driver lost control of his vehicle after leaving the roadway briefly and then sliding across the road into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.  The vehicles collided in the northbound lane.

Justin Mowbray, 24, of Demorestville, the driver of the southbound vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck received minor injuries.  Neither vehicle had passengers.

Anyone with information about either collision is asked to contact Prince Edward County OPP at 613-476-2151 or 1-888-310-1122.

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