Man thrown from vehicle in fatal crash

A 22-year-old Osgoode man died early Sunday morning after the car he was driving rolled several times, throwing him out.

It happened around 5:40 a.m. on Snake Island Rd. in Ottawa’s southwest end between Doyle Rd. and Nixon Dr.

Tyson Weigand was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Nearby residents said Weigand was driving a blue four-door Chevy and lost control on a bend.

They woke up to see his car on the other side of the street upside down in a ditch at the driveway of the Cecil Butler Farm.

Emergency crews found the man without vital signs. He sustained serious body trauma.

Weigand was “happy, easy-going,” said Carolyn, a family friend who answered the phone at the Weigand’s Osgoode home Sunday afternoon.

He attended Algonquin College and St. Mark Catholic High School.

Weigand had been working at a landscaping company and is survived by his parents, Michael and Deborah, and two younger sisters, Tasha and Corinne.

“They’re still in quite a bit of shock,” she said, adding he wasn’t on his way to work Sunday morning.

Residents in the area told the Sun drivers usually speed near there — the limit is 80 km on this stretch of Snake Island Rd. — and with the bend in the road, there are about 10 to 12 accidents each year.

Ottawa Police said it’s too early to determine if alcohol or excessive speed are factors in the accident.

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