Driver dead in Headline Road crash

A Bell Canada technician rewires a utility pole on Sunday, May 30, 2021 after the wires were taken down in an overnight crash. The driver died after hitting a parked truck. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

ST. ANDREWS WEST – A driver has died after colliding with a parked truck on Headline Road early this morning (Sunday).

Provincial police say the westbound car collided with another unoccupied parked vehicle just after midnight and both vehicles burst into flames.

The crash happened about 107 meters (349 feet) from the intersection at Highway 138, taking down a utility pole and Bell Canada wires. The section of road has a speed limit of 50 kilometers an hour.

The fire left a large black patch on the front lawn of a home on the north side of the road and also burned part of a cedar hedge.

A large black mark on the front lawn and a burnt cedar hedge are what’s left from a deadly overnight crash on Headline Road in South Stormont, Ont. on Sunday, May 30, 2021. The driver died after hitting a parked truck. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

Bell Canada technicians were on the scene late Sunday afternoon rewiring the utility pole.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

His identity isn’t being released until relatives are notified.

South Stormont firefighters and SD&G O.P.P. were on scene overnight.

A section of Headline Road (County Road 44) east of Highway 138 to McConnell Avenue (County Road 42) was closed to traffic this morning but has since reopened as of 2:30 p.m.