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Driver dies in head-on Hwy. 69 collision

Highway was closed for several hours Monday morning

The collision that closed Highway 69 for several hours this morning was fatal, the OPP report.

Emergency services responded to the two-vehicle, head-on collision at around 2:50 a.m. Aug. 8. The collision occurred between Shebeshekong Road and Woods Road in the Shawanaga area.

The driver of the motor vehicle, 36-year-old Mohammed Khidayer of Leamington, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger in the tractor trailer involved in the crash suffered minor injuries.

Highway 69 was closed for several hours for the OPP Technical Collision Investigation Team and Recon to investigate the collision. The highway reopened late Monday morning.

The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS). A postmortem examination will take place in Toronto.