Four dead in head-on collision on Highway 7 in Peterborough

Tuesday afternoon collision near Drummond Line also left one person critically injured

Highway 7 in Peterborough County was closed between Keene Road and Heritage line while police documented a fatal head-on collision that happened on November 22, 2022. (kawarthaNOW screenshot of OPP video)
Highway 7 in Peterborough County was closed between Keene Road and Heritage line while police documented a fatal head-on collision that happened on November 22, 2022. (kawarthaNOW screenshot of OPP video)

Four people are dead and one critically injured after a collision Tuesday (November 22) on Highway 7 near Drummond Line in Peterborough County just east of the city limits.

At around 5:15 p.m., a pick-up truck and sport utility vehicle collided head-on.

Four people were pronounced dead at the scene, and another person was transported to a Toronto-area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Police have not released the name or ages of the victims, pending notification of next of kin.

Highway 7 between Keene Road and Heritage line was closed overnight while police investigated and documented the scene.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed or has video/dash camera footage of the collision and who has not yet spoken with police contact the Peterborough County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.