A driver died after a collision between two vehicles in the Lakeshore area

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A driver has died following an overnight crash between an SUV and a pickup truck in the Lakeshore area.

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Essex County OPP responded just before 11:45 p.m. Wednesday following a collision at the intersection of County Road 46 and County Road 25.

Police say the SUV was heading south on County Road 25 — also known as Lakeshore Road 209 or Chip Road — when it failed to stop at the intersection.

The SUV collided with an eastbound pickup truck on County Road 46 and then left the roadway.

Police said the lone driver of the SUV was transported by Essex-Windsor EMS to a hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead.

The sole driver of the van was also taken to hospital. The truck driver’s injuries are described as serious, but not life-threatening.

The roadway was closed and technical collision investigators examined the scene.

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The intersection of County Road 46 and County Road 25 (Lakeshore Road 209) in Essex County is shown in this Google Maps image. Picture by Google Maps /Windsor Star

The OPP announced around 10 a.m. Thursday that all roads in the area had been reopened.

County Road 46 and Lakeshore Road 209 are both two-lane roads at the intersection.

The intersection has no traffic lights but is lit by a single lamp post.

County Road 46 has the right of way at the intersection. There are stop signs for Lakeshore Road 209.

The posted speed limit for both roads is 80 km/h.

The incident is just the latest in a number of recent fatal collisions in the area.

Over the past month, at least six people have died in collisions on roads under the jurisdiction of the Essex County OPP.

  1. One of two vehicles which collided on County Road 37 and County Road 14 in Essex County north of Wheatley on the morning of March 28, 2022.

    Collision between two vehicles near Wheatley leaves serious injuries

  2. Jacqueline and Carrie Steeman, a mother and daughter, were identified by the Ontario Provincial Police as the two victims of a fatal accident Friday morning.  Both members of Unifor Local 444, the union posted a tribute to the pair on Friday night.

    A mother and her daughter commemorated after a fatal accident

  3. The scene of a fatal collision on County Road 34 between Leamington and Wheatley on the morning of March 18, 2022.

    Two people killed in three-vehicle collision in Leamington

  4. A Google Maps image of Mersea Road 8 east of County Road 37 in Essex County.

    Three people die in car crash near Wheatley

Grass and broken ground near where a fatal collision between two vehicles occurred on County Road 46 and County Road 25 in Essex County.  Photographed April 7, 2022.
Grass and broken ground near where a fatal collision between two vehicles occurred on County Road 46 and County Road 25 in Essex County. Photographed April 7, 2022. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star