The Orillia OPP and emergency crews were called to a collision shortly after 2:30 a.m. this morning (Sat. Jan 5th) on Highway 12 near Sideroad 15 north of Brechin. OPP say a northbound vehicle crossed the centre line of the Highway and collided head-on with a southbound vehicle. 38-year-old Michael King of Brechin, was the driver of the northbound vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the southbound vehicle received serious but non-life threatening injuries and was land-transferred to a Toronto area trauma centre. The passenger in the southbound vehicle received minor injuries.
The Orillia OPP continues to investigate the cause of the collision.