Fatal crash north of Chatsworth, Ont. under investigation

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OPP are investigating after a driver died in a crash near Chatsworth, Ont. Friday morning.

Emergency crews responded to Highway 6-10 in the Municipality of Meaford around 11:30 a.m. for a collision involving an SUV and a motorcycle.

Grey Bruce OPP say the motorcycle driver was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

He has been identified as 55-year-old Craig Heatley of Bradford-West Gwillimbury, Ont.

Heatley was an off-duty York Region police officer.

A passenger on the motorcycle, Heatley's wife, was being treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries while the driver of the SUV was taken to hospital for assessment.

Highway 6-10 was closed from County Road 16 to Sunny Valley Road for much of the day for the police investigation.

- With files from CTV News Toronto

UPDATE: #Hwy6/10 #Chatsworth between #Grey County Rd 16 (Holland Sydenham Tl) and Sunny Valley Rd: the road remains closed in both directions for a collision investigation. Reopening time unknown. #OPP on scene. ^nk@511ONWest @511Ontario

— OPPCommunicationsWR (@OPP_COMM_WR) July 23, 2021