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Port Colborne woman killed in Hwy. 406 crash

Posted By Tribune Staff

Updated 36 mins ago


A 21-year-old Port Colborne woman died from injuries received Wednesday in a crash on Highway 406.

Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police highway safety division for Niagara are investigating the 6:40 p.m. crash. Police said two vehicles collided on Highway 406 just south of Woodlawn Avenue. A Toyota Echo was northbound when it crossed into the southbound lane and collided with a southbound Chevrolet cargo van with four occupants.

The van was operated by a 38-year-old Hamilton resident. Two of the van occupants were treated at the scene for minor injuries. The southbound lanes of Highway 406 were closed for one hour during the initial investigation.

The driver and lone occupant of the Toyota, 21-year-old Eleanor Burbidge of Port Colborne, was taken to Welland hospital. She died of her injuries at 11 p.m.

Const. D. Wilson is investigating the collision, assisted by the divisional traffic support unit. Witnesses to the crash are encouraged to contact the OPP at 905-356-1311 or at 1-888-310-1122.


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