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12-year-old Guelph boy killed in North Dumfries 3-vehicle collision

The crash happened Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Shouldice Side Road and Spragues Road. Andrew Collins/Global News

Waterloo Regional Police say a 12-year-old Guelph boy was the victim of the three-vehicle crash in North Dumfries on Sunday afternoon.

“It’s a very tragic situation,” Waterloo Regional Police spokesperson Cherri Greeno told Global News on Monday morning.

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“This is the first fatality of 2021 and obviously very tragic for everyone involved, including our officers who were first on scene and attempted life-saving measures.”

She said the incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. at the corner of Shouldice Side Road and Spragues Road.

“A Honda van being operated by a 43-year-old Guelph woman with four occupants inside, was travelling east on Sprague’s Road when it was struck by 2018 Toyota, which was being operated by 17-year-old Cambridge male who was travelling north on a Shouldice Side Road,” Greeno explained.

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“Shortly after these two vehicles collided, a 2010 Land Rover being operated by 56-year-old Cambridge male then collided with the two vehicles at the intersection.”

She said that three people who were in the van, as well as the driver of the Toyota, were all taken to hospital.

“Our police officers did attempt lifesaving measures and unfortunately, a 12-year-old male passenger from the Honda was pronounced deceased at Cambridge Memorial Hospital,” Greeno said.

Greeno said officers are continuing to investigate the collision and are asking anyone with information to call 519-570-9777, extension 8856.

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