3 teenagers killed in pickup truck crash in southwestern Ontario: OPP

OPP say a fourth person was also sent to hospital following the crash. Global News File

Ontario Provincial Police have released the identities of the three people who died following a pick up crash in Huron East.

Emergency crews were called to the single-vehicle crash in the community of Brussels at around 7:45 a.m.

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Police said a male driver and two male passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth passenger was airlifted to a hospital in London with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The deceased have been identified as 17-year-old Dennis Linthorst, of Howick Township, 19-year-old Ivan Kuepfer, of South Bruce, and 14-year-old Owen Baker, of Brockton.

Police have not released the age or identity of the person who was taken to hospital.

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Brussels Line between Cardiff and Browntown roads was closed for several hours, and drivers were asked to avoid the area.

Brussels is approximately 100 kilometres north of London.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Huron County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Anonymous information can be left with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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