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Two killed in crash near Drayton Sunday

A 13-year-old was airlifted to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries
The intersection of 12th Line and Sideroad 16 near Drayton.

The Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a double fatal collision near Drayton.

On April 14, 2024, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Twelfth Line and Sideroad 16, Mapleton. It was reported that a black coupe, a silver mini van and a red pick-up truck hauling a trailer and were involved.

The lone occupant of the black coupe, an 18-year-old male from Mount Forest, and a passenger in the pickup truck, a 44-year-old female from Alma, were both pronounced deceased at scene. A 13-year-old passenger from the pickup was airlifted to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries. The three other occupants in the pickup were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The three occupants in the min van did not require immediate medical attention.

The intersection remained closed into the night while reconstructionists examined the collision. The office of the Chief Coroner was notified and attended the scene. The cause of the collision is still under investigation and anyone with information related to it is asked to call 1-888-310-1122.