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26-year-old man killed in early morning single-vehicle crash at Lock 7

A dog survived the crash

On Sunday, May 24, 2020 at approximately 3:30 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a single motor vehicle collision. The collision occurred along the Welland Canal Parkway, near Service Road West, in Thorold. 

1 District – St. Catharines officers arrived on scene to find a 26-year-old male from St. Catharines was trapped in a white Chevrolet Cruze. A bystander had attempted to rescue the driver from the damaged car. 

Niagara EMS paramedics attended the scene. However, due to the extent of trauma the driver sustained, he was pronounced deceased on-scene.

The investigation determined there were no other passengers in the vehicle, however a dog survived the crash and the Humane Society was contacted to assist.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation by detectives with the Niagara Regional Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, the Forensic Service Unit, the Traffic Enforcement Unit and the office of the Coroner.  

Anyone with information, may have witnessed this incident, or may have been in the area at the time, is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111 extension 9137.