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Barrie man dies following off-road crash in Whitestone Township, Ont.

According to police, an off-road vehicle that was travelling east left the street, hit a tree and rolled over.
According to police, an off-road vehicle that was travelling east left the street, hit a tree and rolled over. Global News

A 29-year-old Barrie man has died following a single, off-road vehicle crash on Clear Lake Road in Whitestone Township, Ont., on Tuesday afternoon, West Parry OPP say.

According to police, an off-road vehicle that was travelling east left the street, hit a tree and rolled over.

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The driver, Andrew Larrain, 29, from Barrie, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Larrain’s passenger was transported to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries, officers say.

West Parry Sound OPP Const. Joe Scali said officers are still investigating exactly how fast the side-by-side vehicle was travelling and if alcohol, or other substances, were involved.

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“Definitely speed is a factor,” Scali told Global News Wednesday. “They ran off the road because of speed, not being able to control. It was on a curve.”

Scali said the crash occurred in a remote area in Whitestone Township that’s heavily travelled by ATVs.

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