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19-year-old Townsend man killed in Highway 6 crash

Speed and seat belt use are factors in the latest deadly crash on Highway 6 South.
Speed and seat belt use are factors in the latest deadly crash on Highway 6 South. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

The Ontario Provincial Police say speed and seat belt use were factors in a deadly single-vehicle crash on Highway 6 near Caledonia on Thursday night.

The OPP have identified the victim as 19-year-old Stephen Ormerod of Townsend.

He was killed when his vehicle rolled and entered a ditch near Fifth Line at about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators say Ormerod was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

A section of Highway 6 was closed about seven hours for the investigation.

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