Essex OPP have identified the victim in Wednesday’s fatal crash near St. Joachim.

Investigators are still looking into an exact cause, but believe 47-year-old Janet Bennett lost control of her vehicle and rolled into the ditch on the south side of County Road 42.

The Lakeshore woman was the only occupant in the vehicle – she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emergency crews were contacted by a passing motorist on Wednesday, around 3:45 a.m. after discovering a vehicle in a ditch on County Road 42 between Rochester Townline Road and County Road 35.

Country Road 42 remained closed for several hours, while officers conducted their investigation.