Fa­tal truck crashes up: OPP

Toronto Sun - - NEWS -

ORIL­LIA — OPP say fa­tal trans­port truck col­li­sions are up in all but two of the force’s six re­gions this year, with col­li­sions in the North­east Re­gion up by 800% from 2017.

The OPP say of­fi­cers have re­sponded to 33 trans­port truck-re­lated col­li­sions so far this year — a 37.5% in­crease com­pared to the same pe­riod last year — and 41 peo­ple have died in the crashes.

Po­lice say there were two deaths in the North­west Re­gion, down 60%, two in the Cen­tral Re­gion, un­changed from last year, three in the High­way Safety Di­vi­sion, up 50%, nine in the West Re­gion, up 12.5%, and eight in the East Re­gion, an in­crease of 33.3%.

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