Truck Vs Train Collision - Alcohol A Factor

Source: OPP
Date: Tue Sep 3 11:09:44 MST 2019

(SPRINGWATER TOWNHIP, ON.) - On September 1, 2019 at approximately 9:05 a.m., members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Springwater Fire Department and the Simcoe County Paramedic Service responded to a collision involving a vehicle verse train on Vespra Valley Road in Springwater Township.

An initial Police investigation revealed that a vehicle attempted to beat the activated lights at the railway crossing. Through further investigation officers determined the driver was operating under the influence of alcohol.

The driver was cleared by Paramedics with minor injuries and transported back to the Huronia West Detachment for breath test, where he provided two suitable samples of breath registering 200 and 190 mg/100ml of blood.

44 year old Michael OHLSCHLAGER of Highland Grove, ON is charged with:

CC 320/14(1)(b) Adult Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
HTA 163 Disobey railway crossing signal- fail to stop


First appearance is September 24, 2019 in the Ontario Court of Justice in the Town of Collingwood, Ontario.



Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.


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