Collision claims life of Athens man

Posted on: December 9, 2016

Officers of the Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing an investigation into a collision that claimed the life of an 86 year old man.

On Dec. 8 at 11:57 AM OPP officers from Leeds County Detachment responded to a single motor vehicle collision on County Road 8, west of Lake Eloida Road in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township. Investigation revealed that a westbound car left its lane and struck a metal guard rail.

The vehicle operator, 86 year old James Washer of  Athens Township, was deceased at the scene.  A post mortem is scheduled. The investigation continues.