On March 15th, 2023, at 9:30am Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 1 District (St. Catharines / Thorold) responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Vine Street / Scott Street, in the City of St. Catharines.
Upon arrival, officers determined a 29-year-old man from the Town of Lincoln was operating a white Freightliner box truck when a collision occurred with a blue Toyota Matrix that was being operated by a 74-year-old woman from the City of St. Catharines. As a result of the collision, the 74-year-old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Vine Street / Scott Street intersection was closed for approximately nine hours as detectives assigned to our Collision Reconstruction Unit and Forensic Services Unit conducted their initial on-scene investigation. The circumstances related to the cause of the collision remain under investigation.
Witnesses to the collision and motorists who were in the area with an operational dash-camera are encouraged to review their footage and contact the lead detective by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009569.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.