UPDATED: Police release name of person killed in accident on Hwy. 40



Police have released the name of the man killed in a Wednesday morning crash on Highway 40 between Chatham and Wallaceburg.

The crash, which occurred just before 10 a.m., took place several hundred metres north of Dover Centre Line and involving a cement truck and car, claimed the life of Jeffrey Rublik, 44, from Wallaceburg.

OPP Const. Janine Belanger the truck driver, Ian Tessier, 37, of Lakeshore was taken to hospital with minor injuries and released.

Belanger said the cement truck was northbound and the car southbound.

The investigation is continuing, but charges are not anticipated.


  1. Not long ago along the same highway I almost got hit by a cement truck. The driver began crossing over the centre yellow line. As i looked up at him i could see that he did not have his eyes on the road and was distracted by something. This was in addition to him driving fast. When i travel to chatham i see a lot of motorists speeding. Be careful and keep your eyes on the road out there! My condolences to the family of the deceased.

  2. Jeffrey Rublik, 44, of Wallaceburg was the lone occupant in a car, eye witnesses say suddenly swerved in front of an oncoming cement truck. Rublik was pronounced dead at the scene.

  3. I still do not know what happened to my brother Jeff. I appreciate your comments. I am his sister, Natalie. I am sure that after all of these years many of you will not comment. But if you do , I really appreciate it. Jeff’s sister, Natalie Rublik.


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