Motorcycle collision tragic for New Credit community


HALDIMAND/NEW CREDIT – The community of the Mississaugas of the New Credit is mourning the accidental deaths of two of their members.

At approximately 2:44 p.m., on Saturday, May 21, 2016, OPP, Haldimand County Fire Services, Haldimand County Paramedics, and Norfolk County Paramedics responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcyclist.

Through the course of the investigation, it has been determined that a motorcycle was travelling southbound on Highway 6 when it collided with a motor vehicle that was travelling westbound on Regional Road 70 at the intersection.

As a result of the collision, the female driver of the motorcycle, 46-year-old Donna Jay Sault of Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and the passenger, 49-year-old Deanna Evelyn Sault of Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, were ejected and suffered life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to local area hospital where they were pronounced dead by the attending physicians.

The female driver of the motor vehicle, 68-year-old Susan Lloyd of Hamilton, Ontario suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local area hospital for treatment.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators assisted with the investigation. The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.

A media release from New Credit Council, speaks of how the New Credit community is “deeply saddened” by the passing of the two New Credit band employees. See the full release on page 16.

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