Head on Collision CLOSES Highway 138 North of Hwy 43 – To Reopen at 8:30 PM June 11, 2013


(North Stormont) – SD&G OPP continue their investigation following a two vehicle collision which occurred this date on Highway 138, north of County Road 43, North Stormont Township.

At approximately 1:30pm, a 2012 Dodge pick-up, driven by Mark LANCASTER (58) of Ottawa was southbound when, for reason under investigation, the truck crossed over into the northbound lane colliding head-on with a northbound 2013 Kia, driven by Celina RACETTE (63) of Cornwall. There were no other occupants in the involved vehicles. RACETTE was transported to Ottawa Civic Hospital with serious injuries. LANCASTER was not injured.

A section of Highway 138 between County Road 43 and Gravel Hill remains closed (traffic being re-routed) while SD&G OPP officers and OPP Technical Traffic Collision investigators process the scene and continue the investigation.

Note…police estimated re-opening of Highway 138 at approximately 8:30pm



  1. possibly he was passing and didn’t care that oncoming traffic was close and he didn’t have patients to wait until the other car was gone and was clear to go and struck her head on. poor woman.

  2. Why is it that the person at fault seems to come out of it unhurt. I know Celine personally and I am praying for her recovery. I hope this man had a very good reason ie. medical for causing this terrible accident. If it turns out to be impaired driving or another preventable cause I hope this man suffers greatly from guilt for he has hurt a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Everybody pray for my friend!!!

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