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Driver sustains life-threatening injuries in fiery crash: Huron County OPP

An Ornge air ambulance comes in for landing. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the West Region OPP traffic incident management and enforcement (TIME) team are still at the scene of a crash west of Mount Carmel that has left one person in serious condition.

OPP report that on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. OPP, Lambton County Paramedic Services, the Grand Bend Fire Department and Ornge Air responded to the crash site at the intersection of Mount Carmel Drive (Huron County #5) and Grand Bend Road (Huron County #81).

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OPP say a preliminary investigation has determined the driver was travelling westbound on Mount Carmel Driven when they failed to turn with a curve in the roadway properly.

The vehicle left the roadway, and police report that it struck the ditch on the north side, collided with trees and ultimately caught fire.

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The single occupant was extricated from the vehicle by fire crews and transported to the hospital by air ambulance.

The driver currently remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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