Dysart man dies in snowmobile collision

Submitted by Bancroft OPP

In the early afternoon of March 23 officers of the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a collision involving a motorized snow vehicle on E109 trail in the Municipality of Hastings Highlands off of the Highway 127.

Officers attended with Hastings Paramedic Services and were assisted by the Hastings Highlands Fire Department who located a 67-year-old male who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The E109 trail was closed for approximately five hours during the investigation.

A technical collision investigator and a reconstructionist member of the Ontario Provincial Police attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

The male has been identified as Gordon Scheffee 67 of Dysart et al.

The cause of the collision is currently under investigation and a post mortem examination is scheduled for the start of the week.

This is the first fatal motor vehicle collision investigation in the Bancroft Detachment area for 2019.