Driver charged in December collision fatality

HAGERSVILLE—Haldimand OPP has laid charges following an investigation into a three-vehicle collision that claimed the life of one of the drivers. The collision occurred on Haldimand Road 55 and Concession 12 Walpole in Hagersville on Friday, December 11, 2020 around 6 a.m.

A witness reported one of the drivers was trapped in their vehicle and was unresponsive. Haldimand County paramedics transported the driver to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he succumbed to his injuries. The deceased was identified as 61-year-old Roy Strohm of Jarvis. The two other drivers of the vehicles involved suffered minor injuries.

OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) attended the scene and assisted with the investigation. The area of Haldimand Road 55 and Concession 12 Walpole was closed for approximately eight hours while emergency crews and investigators were on scene.

As a result of the investigation, OPP has charged a 23-year-old of Arthur, ON with:

  • Careless driving causing death
  • Careless driving causing bodily harm

The accused is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga at a later date to answer to the charges.