County Road 42 has reopened in St. Joachim after a fatal crash early Wednesday morning.

Essex OPP were called to County Road 42 between Rochester Townline Road and County Road 35, around 3:45 a.m. by a passing motorist who discovered a vehicle in the south-side ditch.

Emergency services attended the area and pronounced the female driver of the vehicle dead at the scene. Investigators say it’s not yet clear as to what caused the crash.

Members of the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation unit are continuing to probe the crash.

Police are not releasing the name of the deceased pending notification of next of kin.