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UPDATE: OPP identify deceased in West Perth collision

The collision occurred Monday afternoon in West Perth
2022-08-29-opp general
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) logo. PHOTO/OPP

Perth County OPP have released the identity of a male who was pronounced deceased at the scene of a two-vehicle collision Monday afternoon. 

The deceased has been identified as 67-year-old Lawrence Hewitt of Harriston. 

Police from the Perth County detachment responded to a call on Monday at 4:47 p.m., after the collision on Perth Line 55 in West Perth. 

The OPP Traffic Incident Management (TIME) team attended to assist with the investigation. Perth Line 55 was closed between Road 154 and Road 155 to protect emergency responders. The road has since re-opened.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.