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Tay senior dies from injuries sustained in crash near Waubaushene

A 69-year-old man faces impaired charges resulting from the July 4 collision on Highway 12
head on crash on highway 12 waubaushene july 2020
Both drivers needed to be extricated after a serious head-on crash Saturday on Highway 12 near Waubaushene. The diver of the Toyota pickup was later charged with impaired driving, among other offences. Sam Hossack Media



DATE: July 15, 2020 UPDATE 1  

Despite the efforts of staff at a Toronto area trauma hospital, the driver of the Mercedes Gunter NAUMANN 77 years of Tay Township succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash on July 4.

Investigation into the cause of the now fatal crash is continuing.



TAY TOWNSHIP - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched at 2:27 p.m. July 4, 2020 after the OPP Communications Centre received a 911 call from a motorist reporting a serious head on crash involving a east bound Toyota pick up truck and a west bound Mercedes convertible on Highway 12 between Frazer Lane and Gratrix Road in Tay Township.

Also dispatched to the scene were County of Simcoe Paramedics and Tay Township Fire Service who extricated both trapped drivers from the involved vehicles and triaged the victims at the scene transporting them both transported to Georgian Bay General Hospital. The 77 year male of Tay Township who was the driver of the Mercedes was later flown by Ornge Air Ambulance Services to a trauma hospital for further treatment of his serious injuries sustained in the crash.

OPP Central Region Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) attended the scene to assist scene officers in determining the cause of the crash which closed Highway 12 until 9:25 p.m. July 4, 2020.

Charged in connection with this investigation is Sigfrid Stahn 69 years old of Georgian Bay Township who was operating the Toyota pick up at the time of the crash with the following offences;

  • Operation causing bodily harm
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Dangerous Operation causing bodily harm

The accused was treated and released from hospital with driver's licence being suspended for 90 days under the conditions of the administrative drivers licence suspension (ADLS) and was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Oct. 15, 2020.