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1 dead, 3 children rushed to hospital following Oxford County collision: police

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A section of Hofstetter Road was closed after the incident. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

One person is dead and three children have been taken to hospital after a head-on collision near Kitchener, Ont., on Monday afternoon.

In a tweet, Acting Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Ed Sanchuk said the incident took place just after 1 p.m. in the Township of Blandford-Blenheim, Ont., south of Kitchener.

He said two vehicles were driving along Hofstetter Road in opposite directions when they crashed into one another, head on.

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Police said the driver of one vehicle was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the other vehicle — an SUV — was also taken to hospital with two children with non-life-threatening injuries. A third child from the car was airlifted to hospital by Ornge, police said.

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Ontario Provincial Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area and witnessed the crash, or who may have dashcam footage, to come forward.

A section of Hofstetter Road was closed after the incident.

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