2 people from Guelph injured in fatal crash in northern Ontario

OPP say the crash near Marathon, Ont., killed one and sent several others to hospital. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Police say a woman is dead and three people, including two from Guelph, Ont., are in hospital after a crash in northern Ontario that happened early Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were called around 1 a.m. to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 17, about 70 kilometres east of Marathon, Ont.

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Police say a Honda Civic lost control after hitting the shoulder on a corner and flipped onto its roof into a ditch.

A 35-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver, a 31-year-old man from Guelph, was taken to a hospital in Marathon before being airlifted to Thunder Bay with serious injuries, according to police.

Two other passengers, including one from Guelph, were reportedly taken to a hospital in Wawa, Ont., in serious condition.

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Police say everyone in the vehicle appears to be related and close in age.

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An OPP spokesperson said the woman who died may have connections to Guelph but couldn’t confirm where she lived.

No names have been released until family members have been notified.

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