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By Pete Fisher, Northumberland Today

PETE FISHER Northumberland Today
Northumberland OPP officers were on scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision which resulted in the closure of County Road 2, east of Grafton on Friday.

PETE FISHER Northumberland Today Northumberland OPP officers were on scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision which resulted in the closure of County Road 2, east of Grafton on Friday.

GRAFTON - 

The Reverend Gordon Ficko is dead after his vehicle slammed into a drilling machine east of Grafton on Friday afternoon.

Northumberland OPP say the 93-year-old man was driving westbound when the vehicle struck a drilling machine taking soil samples east of Grafton on County Road 2 by Vernonville Road just after 1 p.m.

The man was given cpr, but was pronounced dead on the scene.

There were approximately five workers on the scene.

Two workers from AMEC from Scarborough were also injured when the vehicle slammed into the drilling machine.

Police say the workers suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Northumberland County Director of Transportation and Waste Management Mo Pannu said the company was hired by the county to bore holes approximately every 500 metres taking samples of asphalt to look at the condition of the roadway on a County wide study.

They are doing the entire length of County Road 2 and County Road 30 as part of the study.

County Road 2 was closed between Wicklow Beach Road and Thomas Road as members of the Central Region Technical Traffic Collision Investigation (TTCI) Team conducted their investigation.

The road was clear at the time and police say a post mortem may help determine if a medical condition played a role in the collision.

peter.fisher@sunmedia.ca

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