Ontario Deputy Chief Killed in Crash

Addington Highlands deputy fire chief was killed in a fatal collision Sunday afternoon responding to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 7.

William Salmond, 65, was driving a fire department tanker truck, heading eastbound on Flinton Road to respond to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 7 in Kaladar.

As the truck approached the intersection with Highway 41, Salmond was unable to stop the vehicle and it went through the intersection, struck a parked, unoccupied vehicle and rolled into the east ditch. Salmond was ejected from the vehicle.

He was transported to the Lennox and Addington Couny General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Highway 41 was closed for over five hours as a technical traffic accident investigator, a reconstructionist and the forensic identification unit assisted with the investigation into the cause of the collision.

The tanker truck is being held for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Republished with permission of the Kingston Whig-Standard.

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