The Barrie Police Service continue to investigate a fatal vehicle collision that happened on Yonge St. in Barrie at 2:56 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.

Police where on the scene in the area of Yonge St. and Big Bay Point Road as repairs were being made to a broken watermain that happened the day before.

A vehicle, which was traveling southbound on Yonge St. at this time, entered the closed off are and struck some material being used for the ongoing repair. The vehicle came to a rest in a open and deep portion of the exposed road undergoing the repair.

Both occupants of the car, who are from Barrie, were extricated by the Barrie Fire and Emergency Service and police officers. They were transported to a local hospital by the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services, where the 69-year-old female passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead.

The 78-year-old male driver was air lifted to a Toronto area trauma centre where he is being treated for life threatening injuries that he suffered in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by members of the Barrie Police Traffic Unit, who are being assisted by the Forensic Identification Unit and Investigative Services.

The Ministry of Labour was also contacted and is also investigating.

Anyone with information about the vehicle collision is asked to contact Constable Langdon of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2912 or by email at dlangdon@barriepolice.ca. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

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