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1 dead, 2 in critical condition after head-on Highbury Ave. South crash

London police were called to a serious crash on Highbury Avenue South near Scotland Drive on Mon., Oct. 7, 2019.
London police were called to a serious crash on Highbury Avenue South near Scotland Drive on Mon., Oct. 7, 2019. Sawyer Bogdan/980 CFPL

Two people are in critical condition and one person has died in a head-on crash on Highbury Avenue South near Scotland Drive.

Emergency crews were called to the scene just north of Scotland Drive at roughly 12:40 p.m. Monday for a head-on crash involving a sedan and SUV, London police said.

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“Three adults were transported to Victoria Hospital for serious injuries where one female was later pronounced deceased,” said Const. Jessica Kalita.

Police have identified the deceased only as a 68-year-old woman, and say she was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved. The vehicle’s driver, a 71-year-old man, remained in hospital in serious condition late Monday afternoon, as did the 57-year-old male driver of the other vehicle.

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Police said the three were the only occupants in the vehicles.

“At this time we don’t believe weather’s an issue, however, it’s still being investigated,” Kalita added.

Highbury Avenue was closed for several hours in the area for police investigation but reopened to traffic around 5 p.m.