Nottawasaga OPP continue to investigate the single vehicle collision
that claimed the lives of three local males Sunday on the
Adjala-Tecumseth Townline sometime before 8 am.
Station 2 Beeton firefighters were first on the scene at approximately
8 am for a reported rolled-over vehicle in a ditch. OPP were dispatched
as well when it was confirmed people were inside, not responding. The
initial call was two people, but closer inspection confirmed a third,
all males, trapped, submerged in water.
"When first responders arrived on scene, all three occupants of the
vehicle were found deceased," according to this morning's update on the
incident which closed the road between the 10th and 11th Line for six
"Through the course of the investigation, Nottawasaga OPP determined
the occupants of the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am were 18 year old Justin
Keogh of Wasaga Beach, 19 year old Kevin Papps of Adjala-Tosorontio
Township, and 20 year old Eric Jover of the Town of New Tecumseth."
The three friends grew up in the area, and attended Banting Memorial
The OPP's Technical Traffic Collision Investigators were on scene to
reconstruct the collision, but its conclusions were not included in the
press release, only that it's still under investigation. It's believed
however that the south bound vehicle came into contact with the bridge,
which severed off a back tire, sending the vehicle into the ditch,
where it came to rest on its roof.