19-Year-Old Driver Dies Following a Crash in Chatham Kent

19-year-old driver dies in crashA 19-year-old man sustained fatal injuries in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning. A female passenger in the vehicle, also 19 years-old, suffered life-threatening injuries.

According to a Windsor News report, emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the crash around 7 a.m. on Sunday morning. The single-vehicle collision happened on McNaughton Line East at Caledonia Road in Chatham Township.

A 2002 Ford Sport Trek, occupied by the male driver and his female passenger, was travelling in the eastbound lanes of McNaughton. According to police, the vehicle left the roadway, rolling several times before ejecting both occupants. When the vehicle came to rest, it ignited.

The female passenger suffered life-threatening injuries. She was initially transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance before being air-lifted to a London hospital. Paramedics pronounced the driver dead of his injuries at the scene.

The Chatham-Kent Police Traffic Unit continues to investigate what events may have led to this crash. If you have details that may help police with this investigation, please contact Constable Lisa Rodger at [email protected]. You can also call 519-355-1092.

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