On Sunday, December 4, 2022, at about 12:52AM the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Communications Unit received a 911 call reporting a serious motor vehicle collision in West Lincoln.
8 District – Grimsby uniform officers along with Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics and West Lincoln Fire Services attended the scene in the area of Caistor Gainsborough Townline Road and Sixteen Road.
The initial investigation determined that a pickup truck had left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire. A male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of the collision.
Detectives from the NRPS Collision Reconstruction Unit were assigned to the investigation. They were assisted by detectives from the NRPS Forensic Services Unit, and the coroner.
The deceased has been identified as an 18-year-old man from West Lincoln. Out of respect for the next of kin his identity is not being released.
Roads in the area that had been closed for the investigation were reopened at approximately 7:40AM this morning.
The circumstances related to the collision remain under investigation by detectives. Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009433.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.
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