Woman killed in Friday crash

Dangerous weekend on area roads
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By Josh Howald

A 53-year-old woman was killed Friday in a single vehicle crash along Sideroad 30 in Huron Twp.

The South-Bruce OPP was notified of the crash at 3:46 p.m. Friday afternoon. Officers attended, along with members of the Ripley-Huron Fire Department and Bruce County paramedics, and found an orange Pontiac G6 on its roof in a creek.

There were three occupants in the vehicle. The rear seat passenger, a 53-year-old woman from North Huron Twp., was pronounced dead at the scene. Police didn't immediately identify the deceased, but Wednesday morning issued a release identifying her as Eleanor Zettler.

Members of the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation (TTCI) at the Office of the Coroner are assisting the South-Bruce OPP with the investigation. Sideroad 30 was closed at the scene of the crash for the protection of emergency responders, but has since been reopened.

An 18-year-old male from Kincardine was airlifted to London Hospital following another crash along Highway 21 in Huron Twp., at about 8:30 p.m.

Police arrived on the scene to find a grey Ford Escape had left the road and was stopped on a large berm.

The TTCI was also assisting with the investigation into that crash.

At roughly the same time, another scary crash occurred at Highway 21 and Amberley Road.

Huron OPP are investigating that incident, and no details had been confirmed or released as of press time. The Ripley Fire Department was assisting the Huron OPP at the scene Friday night at roughly 8:30 p.m.

A large red pick-up truck towing a boat was involved in the crash, as well as a burgundy car. The car came to rest in the middle of the intersection with its front end completely smashed in, while the truck was pulled to the west side of Highway 21 with major damage to the passenger side of its front end.

No other details, including if anybody was seriously injured, were available.