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Hensall man, 23, identified as victim of fatal crash south of Mitchell: OPP

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A 23-year-old Hensall, Ont. man has been identified as the victim of a fatal two-vehicle collision south of Mitchell on Tuesday.

Details remain limited, but police said in a brief statement that the collision occurred around 7 a.m. along Perth Road 20.

Its believed that a pickup truck and a hatchback collided head-on at the scene.

One person, the driver of the hatchback, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The deceased has since been identified as Kyle Ford, 23, of Hensall.

The 20-year-old Stratford resident behind the wheel of the truck suffered minor injuries.

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The cause of the crash remains under investigation, however in a tweet Tuesday morning, OPP Acting Sgt. Ed Sanchuk urged motorists to slow down and drive according to the snowy weather.

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“OPP officers in West Region are responding to a number of crashes, including a fatal motor vehicle collision,” Sanchuk said.

“We’re asking people that if you are travelling, reduce your speed, give yourself enough time, room and distance between you and that other vehicle, make sure you’re entire headlighting system is on, (and) clear all of the snow off of your vehicle.”

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact the OPP.

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