A 25-year-old resident from Clarington has died as a result of a single motor vehicle collision on Friday, November 20, 2020, at approximately 7:25 p.m. Emergency services responded to Lakeshore Rd just west of Newtonville Rd after a passing motorist came across a vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a tree partially rolling over against the tree.

Clarington Emergency & Fire Services had to extricate the driver before Region of Durham Paramedic Service could transport the driver with critical injuries to the hospital. Ornge Air Ambulance was also on standby to transport the male to a trauma centre, but the 25-year-old male succumbed to those injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Durham Regional Police Service says it is believed that the collision occurred approximately one hour before the call to 9-1-1.

If you have information regarding this incident or witnessed this collision please contact D/Cst. Scott of the Traffic Services Branch at 905-579-1520 (toll free 1-888-579-1520) ext. 5217.