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2 dead in collision on Highway 6 in Hagersville

OPP say two people are dead as a result of collision on Highway 6 on Wednesday morning,. David Ritchie/Special to Global News

Two men from the Haldimand County area are dead following a three-vehicle collision on Highway 6 in Hagersville.

Ontario Provincial Police and paramedics were called out to Highway 6, south of Concession 11 Walpole, just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to police, a southbound vehicle crashed into a car heading in the opposite direction. The third vehicle ended up in a ditch after swerving to avoid the collision.

Two people were trapped inside one of the vehicles involved, police said.

A 59-year-old man, a passenger in the vehicle headed southbound, died at the scene. The driver, who was 18, succumbed to his injuries in hospital, police said.

They have been identified as Cable 14 Sports Commentator Don Edwards and his son, Spencer.

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A crowdfunding campaign in their names has raised over $37,000 as of Thursday afternoon.

A woman and a one-year-old boy in the second vehicle were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the third car was not injured, police said.

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