On June 5th 2021, at 08:19 a.m., members from the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information from a motorist who had come across the scene of a collision on Harwood road between Pollock Rd and Daignault Rd, involving a motorcycle. 

Police attended the scene and located the motorcycle and the driver in the northbound ditch along the roadway.

John MERRETT (age 55) of Cobourg was pronounced deceased at the scene. A post mortem examination will be conducted on Monday, June 7th 2021 at the Ontario Coroner’s Office in Kingston. 

Members of the OPP Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) have conducted their preliminary investigation into the cause of the collision. 

If you witnessed the event, or have any information, you are encouraged to contact the Northumberland OPP at 1 888 310 1122.

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