One dead after SUV drives into hole

Police in Barrie are looking into the cause of a dramatic crash that claimed the life of a 69 year-old woman.

The SUV she was in went off the road and slammed into a hole in the ground.

Crews at Yonge Street and Big Bay Point in Barrie were fixing a water main on Saturday afternoon when the SUV veered into the site and hit a piece of construction equipment.

Two workers were inside the hole at the time but avoided tragedy when the vehicle missed them. They were not hurt.

Police tell CTV Barrie they don't know why this happened, but right now, it doesn't look like a medical issue caused the driver to lose control.