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Ontario radio host Bobby Gale killed in Hwy. 401 crash

Provincial police say Ontario radio personality Bobby Gale has died in a highway collision in Kingston, Ont.

62-year-old Gale remembered as 'a passionate champion of music'

Radio host Bobby Gale was killed in a collision on April 13, 2019, on Highway 401 near Kingston, Ont. (99.3 County FM)

Provincial police say Ontario radio personality Bobby Gale has died in a highway collision in Kingston, Ont.

OPP Const. Roop Sandhu says Gale was travelling west from Quebec just before 4 a.m. Saturday when he appeared to have car trouble and left his vehicle.

The 62-year-old was then struck by a tractor-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gale's colleagues at 99.3 County FM in Prince Edward County paid tribute to the broadcasting veteran on the station's website this weekend.

They planned a special broadcast Sunday afternoon, the usual slot for Gale's show "The Sunday Glide."

'Passionate champion of music'

Board chair Jim Johnston called Gale a "legend, a friend of thousands and a personal friend for 45 years."

"He was a passionate champion of music, and many artists domestically and internationally have benefited from his management, friendship and guidance," Johnston wrote in a Facebook post.

Gale's years in radio included on-air stints in his hometown of Windsor at CJOM; as well as Ann Arbor, Michigan's WWWW FM; Winnipeg's CHIQ FM; Montreal's CHOM FM and Toronto's Q107.

OPP say the truck driver remained at the scene of Saturday's crash, and they're not considering any charges. 

Police have asked anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision to contact them.