Woman killed in tragic crash
ARNSTEIN – A 67-year-old Loring woman was pronounced dead after her vehicle veered off the road at Highway 522 at Seagull Lake Road.
According to North Bay OPP media relations officer Shawn Fougere, witnesses to the incident stated that the Chrysler 300 entered the ditch and flipped more than once.
Police were called to the scene at 1:13 p.m. on May 14.
The highway remained closed until about 8 p.m.
North Bay OPP, the Technical Collision Investigations Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department and paramedics were on scene.
At this time it is believed the driver may have been in medical distress at the time of the incident, however post mortem results and an investigation by the OPP Technical Collisions Investigation unit have not been completed.
“This is according to what the family and what the witnesses said. We can’t say 100 per cent,” said Fougere. “There was really no particular reason why the crash occurred, but according to what the witness saw, and the family, we’re suspecting it might have been.”
According to Fougere, a chocolate lab, which was ejected from the vehicle, was put down by police after efforts were made to try to save the dog by OPP and firefighters.