Oakville man killed in one-car crash at Ringer and Patterson


An Oakville man died Tuesday after his Jeep left the road and hit a tree, fence and unoccupied cars at a house along Patterson Road.

Police identified the man as Eric Ashby, 44, of the 5500 block of Heintz Road in Oakville. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Patterson and Ringer roads, police said.

Ashby was driving a Jeep Wrangler south on Mehl Avenue when the Jeep left the road and hit a tree and fence on the property of a house in the 5000 block of Patterson Road.

The car struck many of the numerous unoccupied cars on that property, police said.