Man dies at Erin, Ont., golf course following violent storm

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A man in his 50s is dead after an incident in the parking lot of the Calerin Golf Club in Erin, Ont. during a summer storm on Aug. 28, 2021. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC News - image credit)
A man in his 50s is dead after an incident in the parking lot of the Calerin Golf Club in Erin, Ont. during a summer storm on Aug. 28, 2021. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC News - image credit)

A 59-year-old man died in a golf course parking lot during a Saturday night storm.

OPP were called to the Calerin Golf Club in Erin, Ont., at around 6:10 p.m. for a person injured in the "violent storm."

Several trees were downed by the storm, one of which brought down a hydro line that prompted the man's pick-up truck to catch fire.

"Severe weather conditions caused a tree and hydro lines to fall across an unoccupied vehicle that was parked in the lot," an OPP media release stated. "The owner approached the vehicle and attempted to extinguish a small fire that had ignited, when he collapsed suddenly."

William Elliot, 59, of Halton Hills, was pronounced dead at the scene.

First responders had to wait for hydro workers' assistance before going to help the man.

A post-mortem is scheduled to determine the cause of his death. OPP continue to investigate the incident.

Jeremy Cohn/CBC News
Jeremy Cohn/CBC News
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