On Sunday night, June 16th, a single-vehicle crash in Leamington left one teen dead. A second teen involved in the incident also passed away several days later from serious injuries on Wednesday.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Leamington firefighters, and Essex-Windsor EMS responded to the scene at the intersection of Mersea Rd. 1 and Mersea Rd. 19 at around 8 p.m. Four teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 were in a vehicle that left the roadway and became submerged in a water-filled ditch. The OPP has said the vehicle had rolled over in the ditch.
One of the teen occupants was able to get free, but the other three remained trapped in the vehicle. First responders worked to free the teens and all four occupants were taken to the hospital. Their injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. A 15-year-old and 13-year-old died of their injuries within days of one another. A 17-year-old still remains in the hospital and a 14-year-old was left uninjured in the crash.
The intersection remained closed for several hours into the night to investigate and reconstruct the accident scene. The roadway was reopened shortly after 3:15 a.m. on Monday. The OPP continue to investigate the incident.
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