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BC man dies following collision near Port Dover

OPP officers are investigating after a "violent head-on collision" killed one and left three others with life-threatening injuries on Monday.
OPP officers are investigating after a "violent head-on collision" killed one and left three others with life-threatening injuries on Monday. Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

Norfolk County OPP have released the identity of the person who died following following a head-on collision northwest of Port Dover on Monday.

Three other people were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries

In a video posted to Twitter, Const. Ed Sanchuk said officers responded to a “violent head-on collision” on Highway 6 near Port Ryerse Road at around 3:20 p.m.

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“One vehicle was travelling eastbound, one vehicle was travelling westbound on Highway 6 when they both violently collided,” Sanchuk said.

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Sanchuk added that a total of four people were involved in the crash, and three were transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“I am sad to say that one person is deceased as a result of this motor vehicle collision.”

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Police say the driver of the westbound vehicle, a 16-year-old from Norfolk County, suffered serious, life threatening injuries.

A 67-year-old from Norfolk County was behind the wheel of the second vehicle, along with two passengers, a 67-year-old and 75-year-old from British Columbia.

The 75-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, they have been identified as Karl Heinz.

Police say the two drivers and the other passenger were all transported to hospitals in London and Hamilton for further care.

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The collision forced officers to close Highway 6 between Ryerse Road and Blueline Road for part of Monday afternoon. The highway has since reopened.

There is no word on whether any charges are pending in relation to the crash.

Officers thanked the good Samaritans who stopped to help the people involved in the crash and say the investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.

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