At approximately 11:41PM on January 3, 2022, emergency service personnel responded to the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie for a report of a single vehicle collision.
5 District Fort Erie uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) along with Niagara EMS and Fort Erie Fire Services responded to the Canada bound, border-controlled area between the secondary inspection point and the tolls booths.
The initial investigation determined a car collided with a toll booth barrier at a very high rate of speed. The car sustained significant damage and caught on fire. The lone male driver was ejected from the car and despite the resuscitative efforts of responding Canada Border Services Agency officers, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The identity of the deceased has not been determined.
Portions of the QEW in the immediate area needed to be closed to allow for the investigation and clean up of debris. The QEW in the area has now re-opened.
Detectives from the NRPS Collison Reconstruction Unit have been assigned to the investigation, they are being assisted by the NRPS Forensic Service Unit. The circumstances leading up to the collision remain under investigation by detectives.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, extension 1009089.