Pickup driver dies in single vehicle crash

(Newswatch Group/File)

LANSDOWNE – A pickup truck driver is dead after a single vehicle crash on County Road 2, east of Lansdowne, over the weekend.

Provincial police say the eastbound white GMC pickup went out of control and entered the north ditch before striking a culvert and a tree.

It happened around 9:50 p.m. Thursday (July 6).

The lone victim, 36-year-old Richard Morton from Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is underway and Leeds County O.P.P. are appealing for any information (613-345-1790 or 1-888-310-1122).

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