On Friday, June 24, 2016, shortly after 12:30 p.m., York Regional Police were called to a serious collision on northbound Regional Road 99, which is also known as the Highway 427 extension, north of Highway 7. The vehicles involved were a tractor trailer and a garbage truck. The driver of the garbage truck, a 55 year-old man from the City of Barrie, was transported to hospital, where he has since succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the tractor trailer suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.
Both directions of Regional Road 99 from Highway 7 through to Zenway Boulevard were closed for several hours for the collision investigation. They have since re-opened.
Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are being asked to please come forward.
York Regional Police is asking anyone with information to contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS