On Wednesday June 20, 2012, shortly before 7:30 p.m. Perth County OPP officers were called to a serious two vehicle crash on Perth Line 32 east of Perth Road 130.
Investigation revealed that an older model Jeep was travelling east bound in the east bound lane on Perth Line 32 when it began to drift across the centre line.¬† The driver of a west bound Chevrolet Impala had to make an evasive manoeuvre to avoid a head-on-collision.¬† The vehicles sideswiped each other causing the Impala to spin around and enter the north ditch backwards narrowly missing a utility pole.¬† The Jeep continued its slow veer across the west bound lane, crossing the north shoulder, travelling through the north ditch, coming to a stop in a corn field.
The lone male driver of the Jeep received immediate first aid by other motorists and a passing St. Johns Ambulance attendant.¬† Perth County Ambulance transported the male to Stratford General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.¬† The male has been identified as Steven Bohms (40) of the Township of Perth East.
The 65 year old female driver of the Impala and two other 66 year old female passengers were uninjured.¬† The fourth occupant of the Impala, a 75 year old female passenger did sustain minor injuries.¬† All four occupants of the Impala are Stratford residents.
Perth Line 32 remained closed until 10:30 p.m. to allow the OPP Western Region Traffic Collision Investigation Unit to complete its investigation into the collision.