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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Named Released in Motorcycle Fatal

Owen Sound | by Manny Paiva  

24 year old Tom McCartney was thrown off motorcycle after crash, dies at scene.

Police have now released the name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash just west of Owen Sound.

24 year old Thomas McCartney of Allenford in Bruce County died after his motorcycle collided with a van on Highway 21 around 6 PM on Tuesday.

McCartney had just completed the auxiliary program with Owen Sound Police.

Grey County OPP say the motorcycle collided with a van turning left into a parking lot, just east of Grey Road 3.

The impact threw McCartney off his bike -- 2002 Suzuki motorcycle -- and into a north ditch where he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the van -- a Grey County woman -- was not hurt.

Police are still investigating.

The section of Highway 21 from Springmount to Jackson re-opened around 2:30 AM Wednesday -- about eight and a half hours after the crash.


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