Fatal crash in Central Elgin leaves 1 dead, 1 in custody: OPP

A red pickup truck sits in the ditch near John Wise Line and Springwater Road following a fatal single-vehicle collision in Central Elgin. OPP West / Twitter

Elgin County OPP say one person is dead and another is in custody following a single-vehicle collision in Central Elgin, Ont.

Police responded to the crash near the intersection of John Wise Line and Springwater Road shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday.

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In video release on Twitter, constable Adam Crewdson said the crash happened after a vehicle was travelling eastbound on John Wise Line towards Aylmer.

“It then went off the road, into the ditch and then up into the roadway, striking some trees and coming to a rest,” said Crewdson.

He added that the victim was a 24-year-old man, but did not release further details about the victim’s identity.

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Police say the driver of the vehicle has been arrested and is facing a number of charges, including impaired driving causing death.

Provincial police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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