October 21, 2010 – UPDATE
MANVERS TWP. – Police released the names Thursday of the driver’s involved in a serious collision involving a car and tractor-trailer on Hwy. 35 near Hwy. 7A on Monday.
Koon, Lai, 54, of Ajax was airlifted to Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital with life-threatening injuries after firefighters extricated him from a car after the 7:15 p.m. crash north of the south junction of the highways.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Ronald Fletcher, 38, of Fenelon Falls, was not hurt.
Six of the two dozen horses in the trailer were killed, police said.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at 324-6741.
Orignal story below:
DOUBLE DECKER TRAILER INVOLVED IN CRASH THAT KILLS SEVERAL HORSES IN ONTARIO
HORSES WERE LIKELY HEADED TO QUEBEC FOR SLAUGHTER AS A KNOWN KILL BUYER’S PROPERTY IS CLOSE TO THE CRASH SITE
October 19, 2010
MANVERS TWP. – A man was hurt when a car collided with a tractor-trailer carrying two dozen horses on Hwy. 35 near Hwy. 7A Monday night was airlifted to Sunnybook hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.
It took firefighters from divisions in Bethany and Pontypool, called about 7:11 p.m., about 45 minutes to free the man from a 2003 Chevrolet, cutting the car’s roof off with the Jaws of Life.
The man was then taken by land ambulance to the Lindsay airport where he was loaded into an air ambulance. The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt.
Six of the 24 horses died in the crash, City of Kawartha Lakes OPP said. The others were transferred to another vehicle, police said.
The highway was closed for about 11 hours as collision investigators probed the cause of the crash, which happened just north of the south junction of Hwy. 35 and Hwy. 7A where the latter route extends east to Bethany and Peterborough.
The names of those involved have not been released.