Collision claims one life

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March 29, 2016 at 9:23 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

A 51-year-old Ottawa man is dead and two others are seriously hurt following a head-on collision on Highway 17 Monday afternoon.

The incident happened just west of Greenwood Road in Whitewater Region Township around 2 p.m. and a section of highway remained closed until 1:30 this morning.

A westbound pickup truck collided with an eastbound SUV and Troy Tofflemire from Ottawa the passenger in the SUV was killed at the scene.

The 19-year-old female SUV driver was airlifted to hospital in critical condition while a 32-year-old man who was driving the truck was taken to hospital via ambulance with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation continues.

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