Collision on County Rd. 43 takes life of man

The SD&G OPP sign at detachment headquarters in Long Sault. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

AVONMORE — A 69-year-old Gatineau, Que., man lost his life in a two-vehicle crash on County Rd. 43 last night.

The SD&G OPP says he was the lone occupant of a westbound passenger vehicle that crossed into the oncoming path of an eastbound vehicle shortly after 10:10 p.m., Jan. 23.

He died at the scene. Update: Police have identified him as Leopold Cusson.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 34-year-old woman from Cornwall, was transported to hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. She was also travelling alone at the time of the crash.

A section of County Road 43 in North Stormont — between MacMillan Road and County Road 14  — was closed to traffic for several hours but re-opened earlier this morning.

The local detachment is being assisted by OPP Traffic Collision Investigators (TCI) in the investigation that continues.

Tweets from the OPP in the aftermath of the fatal collision, including the announcement that the road had re-opened.


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