UPDATE: Collison near Monkton claims one life, deceased identified

**Updated as of 10:25 a.m., January 24, 2023**

A collision south east of Monkton claimed one life.

Perth County OPP said in a statement Monday they were called around 4:47 p.m. for a report of a two vehicle collision on Perth Line 55.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as 67-year-old Lawrence Hewitt of Harriston.

Perth Line 55 was closed between Road 154 and Road 155 for much of the night while police investigated. It has since re-opened.