Michael Oakes identified as victim of Central Huron crash, police says
Michael Oakes Death – The identify of a person who was killed in a crash near to Clinton has been made public by the Huron County OPP. On January 12, just before one o’clock in the afternoon, police were called to the scene of a crash involving three vehicles that had occurred on Huron Road just east of Clinton. When officers and members of the Huron County EMS arrived at the scene, they discovered a car, a pick-up truck, and a delivery truck that had been involved in the crash.
The person who was driving the car was found unconscious when they arrived at the hospital, and they were later pronounced dead there. Michael Oakes, 44 years old, a resident of Central Huron, has been identified as the vehicle’s driver. The driver of the cargo truck remained unscathed, while the driver of the pick-up vehicle only sustained minor injuries at the site.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with members of the OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement team and the Coroner’s Office, are continue their investigation into the collision. The Huron County OPP and Crime Stoppers are requesting anyone who may have witnessed this crash to get in contact with them as soon as possible.
Related topic: Man dies, 2 hurt in crash at M-142 and Ubly Road
A collision at a busy intersection east of Bad Axe on Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of one man and the injury of two others. According to a statement from the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders and Huron County Sheriff’s officers were sent to the intersection of M-142 and M-19 in Verona Township on Thursday at 1:39 p.m. in response to a complaint of a two-vehicle collision.
A 2011 Chevrolet truck being driven by Jared M. Kubacki, 35, of Ubly was going east on M-142 when a 2018 Dodge Caravan traveling north on M-19 failed to stop at the intersection and turned into the pickup’s path, according to an investigation that included witness testimony. Robert A. Johnson, 69, of Oxford, who was driving the van, passed away as a result of injuries he received in the collision. According to the news release, he was extricated from the rubble by personnel of the Bad Axe Area Fire Department and was confirmed dead there.
Kubacki and Johnson’s wife Catherine, who was a passenger in the van, were both taken to McClaren Thumb Region by Central Huron Ambulance for medical attention for their wounds. Later, Catherine Johnson was moved to a hospital outside of the county for specialized care. The incident was processed by accident investigators from the Huron County Sheriff’s Office. The inquiry is continuing, and an autopsy will be performed. The Bad Axe and Ubly police departments, as well as the Huron County Medical Examiner’s Office, all sent officers to the scene of the collision.
PC: CTV London
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