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Elbert Forstein - Accident Victim

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  • Elbert Forstein - Accident Victim

    Man dies after collision
    HARWICH fatal crash
    Posted 13 hours ago

    A 66-year-old Blenheim man is dead following an early morning crash in Harwich.

    Elbert Forsten died in hospital after his 1960s model Studebaker collided with a van at the intersection of Talbot Trail and Erieau Road.

    Rob McKinlay, owner of the McKinlay Funeral Home in Blenheim, said Forsten worked for him on a part-time basis for several years.

    "The thing that strikes me, you get up in the morning and you have your breakfast and you are looking forward to the day and the rest of your life . . . You don't realize that it is over so soon," McKinlay said.

    McKinlay said Forsten was a devoted man of his church, the funeral home and the community.

    "Elbert was very involved in his church, he was a deacon there," McKinlay said.

    "He was a real enthusiast for antique tractors. He enjoyed the camaraderie of the East Kent Vintage Equipment Club that he was part of as well. He was a valued employee of the funeral home and he was certainly interested in the people in the community he had served over the years."

    Sgt. Paul Pomajba, of the Chatham-Kent Police Service, said Forsten "was transported to hospital and was later pronounced dead as a result of internal injuries."

    "A 52-year-old Erieau woman was transported to hospital with somewhat minor injuries."

    Police said the woman sustained a fracture to her knee.

    Pomajba said the incident occurred "shortly after 6 a. m.

    "The Studebaker was travelling westbound on Talbot Trail. The van was northbound on Erieau Road and the vehicles struck each other," Pomajba told The Chatham Daily News.

    He said the Traffic Management Unit is continuing its investigation.

    "The traffic reconstructionists will collect the evidence and data at the road side here and later compile that evidence to put together the pieces of this puzzle, to determine the cause of this crash."

    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)


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