Collision claims life of woman

Posted on: August 7, 2018


Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing an investigation into a collision that claimed the life of a local woman.

On August 7, 2018 at about 3:45 AM OPP officers from the Rideau Lakes Detachment responded to a collision on Highway 15, just north of Portland in Rideau Lakes Township. Investigation revealed that a northbound vehicle and a southbound vehicle collided.

29 year old Monica Chant of Smiths Falls died as a result of her injuries. The other driver, a 58 year old Kingston man, was taken to hospital in Kingston with non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 15 between County Road 5 and Cedar Valley Road remains closed while members of the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit conduct their investigation.