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Vehicle loses wheel, causing four-vehicle crash in Wellesley Township

A driver has been charged with operating an unsafe vehicle
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NEWS RELEASE
WATERLOO REGIONAL POLICE
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On April 5, 2021, at approximately 6:25 p.m., Emergency Services responded to reports of a four-vehicle collision on Line 86 near Powell Road in Wellesley Township.

Through investigation, police determined a Dodge Ram pickup truck was travelling west towards Listowel when the front passenger side wheel became detached, causing the vehicle to lose control, cross over the center line and strike a Honda travelling east.

Due to the force of the collision, the Dodge pickup truck was then forced back into the east-bound lane and struck a Chevrolet. The detached tire travelled further and struck a fourth vehicle. Three vehicles suffered significant damage due to the collision.

The female driver of the Honda was transported to hospital for precautionary reasons.

Line 86 was closed for several hours while members of Waterloo Regional Police Service's Traffic Unit investigated.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 22-year-old Palmerston male, was charged with Operating an Unsafe Vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service's Unit at 519-570-9777 ext. 8856 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Waterloo Regional Police would like to remind the public to get their tires checked and retorqued after any tire installations on their vehicles.

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