Fatal Single Motorized Snow Vehicle Collision

At approximately 12:26 p.m. on Saturday (March 23) Bancroft OPP responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a motorized snow vehicle on E109 trail in the Municipality of Hastings Highlands, off of the Highway 127.

Officers attended with Hastings Paramedic Services and were assisted by the Hastings Highlands Fire Department who located a 67 year old male who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The E109 trail was closed for approximately 5 hours during the investigation.

A Technical Collision Investigator and a Reconstructionist member of the OPP attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

The male has been identified as Gordon Scheffee 67 years of Dysart Et Al Township.

The cause of the collision is currently still under investigation and a post mortem examination is scheduled for the start of the week.

This is the first fatal motor vehicle collision investigation in the Bancroft Detachment area for 2019