Early Morning Fatal Crash On Highway 11


The Orillia OPP are currently investigating a fatal collision which occurred on Highway 11 in the Township of Severn. On Sunday October 13, 2019 at 2:15 a.m. the Orillia OPP were dispatched to a collision which was reported as a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Highway 11 near Big Chief Road.

Police arrived on the scene and observed a person to be laying in the northbound lane of Highway 11. The pedestrian who has been identified as, 21-year-old Matthew Schembri, of Severn Township, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was treated by County of Simcoe Paramedic Services.

Highway 11 was closed for several hours while the Orillia OPP and Central Region Technical Traffic Investigators (TCI) investigated this incident.

If anyone was a witness to this incident or has any information regarding the circumstances they are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122.


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