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Driver airlifted after head-on crash with transport truck near Arthur: OPP

OPP say the driver an SUV was airlifted to a trauma centre following a head-on crash with a transport truck near Arthur on Wednesday. Supplied

Wellington County OPP say a driver was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a head-on crash with a transport truck near Arthur on Wednesday.

It happened just after midnight in the area of Wellington Road 109 and Side Road 16, west of Arthur.

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Police said the driver of an SUV was taken to a local hospital and then airlifted to a trauma centre in stable condition, but with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the transport truck was not hurt.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Police said the Ministry of Environment was notified because of a diesel leak and the road is expected to be closed for most of Wednesday for the cleanup.

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Arthur is about 40 kilometres northwest of Guelph.

Any witnesses are asked to call Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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