1 dead, 2 others injured in fatal collision near Elmira: police

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Provincial police in Perth County say one person was killed and two others were injured in a collision just northeast of Elmira on Tuesday afternoon.

“A grey sedan and a grey SUV had collided, and sadly three people were injured,” Const. Josh Cunningham said in a video posted to Twitter. One of the three was later declared dead at the scene.

The two-vehicle collision, which occurred when a car and SUV collided on Perth Road 86 near the Hamlet of Dorking, was reported to police at around 1 p.m.

A 65-year-old North Perth resident who was behind the wheel of the car was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision while a 67-year-old passenger was airlifted to an out-of-area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The 66-year-old driver of the SUV, who was from Elmira, was taken to an area hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries.

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“Our thoughts go to those affected by this terrible situation,” Cunningham said.

Police closed the road until early Wednesday as they investigated the collision.


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