Man injured in Feb. 5 accident died on Feb. 19

A man who was found injured on the 6th Line here near Side Road 27 on Feb. 5 has died.

OPP Constable Cheri Rockefeller reported that Fred Thompson, 77, of the Town of Erin passed away on Feb. 19.

Thompson was found on the road by a neighbour earlier this month  and police learned that Thompson had finished clearing snow at a nearby residence and while heading home, lost control of his farm tractor causing him to fall to the road.

The tractor continued off the roadway into a snowbank with no damage. Police do not believe any other vehicle was involved and there were no witnesses to the incident.

Thompson was transported to a local hospital by Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with serious injuries then airlifted to a Toronto area hospital.  Town of Erin Fire and Emergency Services attended the scene to assist.