Man dead, another seriously injured after collision between car and dump truck in York Region

A York Regional Police cruiser at the service's Richmond Hill station. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

York police say a person is dead and another is in life-threatening condition after a collision between a car and a dump truck on Tuesday.

Police said officers responded to a report about a two-vehicle collision in the area of Highway 9 and Jane Street, just after 2:20 p.m.

Investigators said a 20-year-old man from Barrie, who was the passenger of red Dodge Charger, died from his injuries on scene.

The driver, a 19-year-old man from Barrie, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver is now in serious condition but is expected to survive, police said.

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Police said the driver of the dump truck was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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Highway 9 was closed from Highway 400 to Keele Street in both directions due to the investigation. Police said motorists should avoid the area if possible.

Investigators are asking any witnesses or anyone with dashcam video to come forward to police.

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