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1 person airlifted following Hwy. 7 head-on collision east of Madoc

Highway 7 between Highways 62 and 35 east of Madoc is closed following a head-on collision. Harrison Perkins/Special to Global News

Two people were injured – one with life-threatening injuries – following a head-on collision on Highway 7 east of Madoc on Monday morning.

OPP East Region tweeted just before noon that Highway 7 is closed between Highway 62 and Highway 37 as Central Hastings OPP investigate a head-on collision.

Highway 37 at Highway 7 is about 20 kilometres west of the village of Madoc.

READ MORE: Driver suffers serious injuries following collision on Hwy. 7 east of Peterborough: OPP

Police say one driver has suffered life-threatening injuries while the other driver has serious injuries. OPP on scene confirm to Global News that an Ornge air ambulance airlifted one person to a Toronto-area hospital.

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Detours remain in place along the section of highway.

More to come.

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