Update: Off duty police officer killed in crash in Welland

Constable Joe Mellen leaves behind two young children

An off duty officer from Niagara Regional Police has been killed in a collision near Welland.

It happened just after 6 o'clock on Friday morning.

Constable Joe Mellen had just finished a 12-hour shift and was on his way home when his motorcycle crashed head-on with another vehicle.  

There are reports the vehicle involved, may have been going the wrong way.

The woman who was behind the wheel of the vehicle, needed to be pulled from the wreckage and was sent to hospital with serious injuries.

Niagara Regional Police Chief Jeff McGuire said Fridaty that Constable Mellen was a 9-year veteran of the force.  He leaves behind a young son and daughter.

A section of highway 406 remains closed this hour.

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  1. dama posted on 08/08/2014 01:00 PM
    Too young to be gone

    R.I.P, Joe
  2. ToddK_2 posted on 08/08/2014 03:23 PM
    Motorcycles are dangerous enough to now have to face people driving in the wrong direction towards you.
  3. Ronecol posted on 08/09/2014 02:34 AM
    Was she on her cell phone, texting???
    1. Fact Provider posted on 08/09/2014 07:32 AM
      @Ronecol Or applying her make-up??
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