Fatal Collision Update - Deceased Identified

Source: Area OPP
Date: Thu Sep 3 05:45:32 MST 2020

(MIDDLESEX, ON) - On Monday August 31, 2020 at 05:04 a.m. members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Thames Centre Fire Dept. and Middlesex-London EMS responded to reports of a single vehicle collision on Prospect Hill Rd. near Eight Mile Rd. in the Municipality of Thames Centre.

Police located a single motor vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a group of trees, resulting in catastrophic damage. One lone occupant was extricated from the vehicle at the scene and transported to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries by EMS.

The driver later died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.

The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Team (TTCI) was deployed to the area to assist in the investigation.

The deceased driver has been identified as Jose RAYO - age 43- of London, ON.

The OPP are reminding the public that we must all do our part to ensure our roadways are safe. Please slow down, wear your seat belt, put away the phones and other distractions and never drive while impaired.

While the investigation is still in the preliminary stages, police believe that speed was a factor in this collision.

If you have any information related to this investigation you are being encouraged to contact police. The OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

Together we can all do our part to help keep our communities safe.


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