Head-on collision on Highway 7 claims life of 78-year-old Omemee woman

Highway 7 just east of Omemee closed while police investigate Tuesday afternoon collision

OPP police car. (Photo: OPP)

A 78-year-old Omemee woman is dead after a vehicle collision on Highway 7 just east of Omemee.

At around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon (November 2), Kawartha Lakes OPP and emergency services responded to a head-on collision involving a SUV and a sedan.

As a result of the collision, 78-year-old Elsie Lees of Omemee was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The other driver was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Highway 7 just east of Omemee will remain closed for several hours while police investigate.

Detours are in place at Orange Corners Road and Emily Park Road.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage is asked to contact the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP at 1-888-310-1122.