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  Fatal Collision Involving School Bus in Oshawa

Sep 23, 2017 10:01 ET

A 28-year-old Oshawa man, was killed as a result of a head on collision with a school bus on Simcoe Street North, near the entrance to Trillium Trails in Raglan.

On Friday, September 22, 2017 at approximately 5:18 p.m., members of Central West Division were called to the scene of a reported head on collision between a car and a School Bus. Witness´┐Żs state seeing a black Infinity driving aggressively southbound on Simcoe Street when it suddenly veered into the northbound lane striking a school bus head on. The bus had a school rugby team on board that were returning to Port Perry. None of the sixteen occupants in the school bus were seriously injured however, the driver of the black Infinity was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are looking to speak with the driver of a white cargo van that was southbound in front of the Infinity just previous to the collision.
Police believe alcohol and/or drugs may have been factors in the collision. Weather and road conditions were favorable at the time of the collision.

Members of the Durham Regional Police Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit, attended the collision scene to conduct an investigation. The roadway of Simcoe Street was closed between Coates Road and Raglan Road for several hours while evidence was collected.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have information about or may have witnessed this incident.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst Darrin MAC DUFF of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5267.

Anonymous information can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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