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Medical episode the believed cause of a vehicle crash in Port Perry

DAN CEARNS The Standard

SCUGOG: A 79-year-old man has died, following a single vehicle crash in Port Perry, on Wednesday, January 31st.

According to Durham Regional Police (DRPS), the man died, “due to a medical episode,” following a crash in an area, between Curt Street and Water Street, at 7:25 p.m.

“A vehicle being operated by a 79-year-old male was travelling westbound when the driver suffered a medical episode, causing him to leave the roadway and strike a street light and bus shelter. The driver was located without vital signs and transported to a local area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased,” a DRPS press release stated.

Police closed the roadway for “for several hours while evidence was collected,” the press release added.

Police are asking anyone who has further information, on this incident, to contact Detective/Constable Emily Vander Duim, of the Collision Investigation Unit, at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5227.

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