Haliburton Highlands OPP is investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision on Loop Road in Highlands East.

Police, the Highlands East fire department and the Haliburton County Paramedic Services responded to the scene Sept. 11. In a press release, OPP said a passenger vehicle attempted to conduct a U-Turn in front of a dump truck that was travelling south on Loop Road. The road was closed for several hours while investigators worked at the scene.

OPP said the driver of the passenger vehicle, 58-year old Danny Linkert of Highlands East, was pronounced deceased at the scene. A post-mortem examination is scheduled.

Police said they will release further information as it becomes available.

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