Two crashes, two fatalities


This past weekend, in less than 24 hours, South Dundas saw two car accidents, each with fatal consequences.

According to police reports, at approximately 8:15 on Saturday morning, June 2nd, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a collision at the junction of County Road 2 and County Road 16 in South Dundas Township.

The investigation revealed that  91 year old Alfred Link of South Dundas was south bound on County Road 16 when he failed to stop at a stop sign. 

His 2003 Chevy Impala struck a 1991 GMC pick-up being operated by 35 year old Curry Hitsman of Cornwall. Hitsman was west bound on County Road 2.

Two young children in the GMC pick-up were transported to the Winchester Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Link was transported to the Winchester hospital and died a short time later from a head injury sustained in the collision.

On Friday afternoon, June 1st, at approximately 3:15 p.m., SD&G OPP responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 31 in South Dundas Township.

According to reports, 60 year old Martin Wood of Winchester was operating a white 1994 Chrysler south bound on Highway 31, South Dundas Township. For reasons under investigation, he left the roadway, entered the west ditch and struck a hydro pole.

 Wood was pronounced deceased at the scene.

SD&G OPP officers, assisted by Technical Traffic Collision investigators, continue the investigation for each of the crashes.

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