Barrie woman succumbs to injuries sustained in crash at site of watermain break

A Barrie women, 69, was pronounced deceased at hospital following an accident at the scene of a watermain break, at Yonge Street and Big Bay Point Road.
On Saturday at 2:56 p.m., officers from the Barrie Police Service were on scene in the area of the watermain break when a vehicle travelling southbound on Yonge Street entered the closed-off area and struck some material being used for the repair, police report. The motor vehicle then came to rest in a deep and open portion of the road that had been exposed to allow for repairs to be made to the broken watermain.
The occupants, both from Barrie, were extricated by the Barrie Fire and Emergency Service and police officers. They were transported to hospital by the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services where the 69-year-old female passenger was pronounced deceased. The 78-year-old male driver was airlifted to a Toronto area trauma centre where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries that were sustained in the crash.
The investigation remains 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 with respect to this incident is asked to contact Constable Langdon of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2912 or by email at You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at