/Two Minden residents die in serious collision near Kinmount

Two Minden residents die in serious collision near Kinmount

Please note: This story has been updated from its original version as more information has been released by Haliburton Highlands OPP.

Police have identified the two people who died after a three-vehicle collision on County Road 121 new Kinmount on April 6.

Victor Disik, 79, and Sonya Holliday-Rhodes, 77, of Minden were transported from the accident site to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased. Police withheld information regarding their identity until family could be notified.

A driver of another vehicle was reported as having serious injuries after the collision and was transported to a trauma centre. A driver and passenger in a third vehicle did not report any injuries to first responders.

At approximately 4:40 p.m., Haliburton Highlands OPP, along with emergency services, responded to the collision involving two passenger vehicles and a small pick-up truck on County Road 121, south of Gelert Road, in the township of Minden Hills.

“Initially the collision was believed to be involving two vehicles, but further investigation revealed that there were three vehicles involved,” reads a police report update issued April 7. 

County Road 121 was closed in both directions between Gelert Road and Kinmount for approximately 10 hours, while OPP technical collision investigators and reconstructionists completed their investigation. The road has since been reopened.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact the Haliburton Highlands OPP at 1-888-310-1122.