Over the weekend, Highway 10 claimed its fourth fatality in as many months with the death of 54-year-old Edward Foulger in Caledon Village.
Since June, four deaths have been attributed to three auto accidents on the provincial highway between Caledon and Orangeville. Foulger's crash happened near Charleston Sideroad in Caledon Village after his vehicle collided with another car near 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The driver and passenger in the opposing vehicle suffered injuries that were non-life threatening. Foulger was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident and ask that any witnesses come forward with information.
No amount of enforcement would have prevented these crashes.Caledon OPP Staff Sgt. Mike Garant
According to the department, these incidents were the result of vehicles crossing the center line and hitting oncoming traffic head-ona recipe for disaster in almost any scenario.
Foulger's crash is the latest in an unsettling string of collisions on the same stretch of road. On Sept. 2, Lynn Wark, 51, of Orangeville, died when his vehicle slammed into an oncoming gravel truck.
In June, Karen Hammond, 56, and William Taylor, 51, each died when their vehicles collided head-on near Beech Grove Sideroad. In this accident, Taylors car caught fire and Hammonds 39-year-old son, who was his passenger, suffered severe injuries.
Caledon OPP claims there is not much that police interference could have done to prevent these crashes, but Ontarios Ministry of Transportation (MTO) may be able to make changes to the highway to improve crash statistics.
MTO says it will review the crash findings and determine whether any improvements should be made.
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