Victim identified in Highway 15 crash

(Newswatch Group/File)

PORTLAND – Provincial police have identified the driver killed in an early morning head-on crash on Highway 15, north of Portland.

Provincial police say 29-year-old Monica Chant of Smiths Falls, Ont. died when her vehicle collided with another on a stretch of the road in Rideau Lakes Township around 3:45 a.m. today (Aug. 7).

Chant died of her injuries while the other driver – a 58-year-old man from Kingston – was taken to hospital in Kingston and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 15, between County Road 5 and Cedar Valley Road, remains closed for an investigation into the cause of the crash.

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