Man dies after vehicle crashes into a ditch in Port Perry


Published August 21, 2023 at 8:46 am

A man died in a single-vehicle crash into a ditch in Port Perry on the weekend.

A vehicle pulling an open trailer went into a ditch on Marsh Hill Road, north of Scugog Line 9, in Port Perry just before noon on Sunday (Aug. 20), Durham Regional Police Service said in a press release.

Emergency crews rushed to the crash but sadly, an 83-year-old man from Scugog was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was the only person in the vehicle at the time.

Roads were closed in the area for several hours while police investigated.

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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Dalgetty of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5217.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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