One person died and a second individual suffered severe injuries after a pickup truck collided with a motorcycle in Leamington, Ontario on Canada Day.
According to CTV News Windsor, Essex County OPP issued a press release late Friday night announcing police and EMS crews had responded to the scene of a crash at 4:23 p.m. that afternoon. The collision happened at the intersection of County Road 37 and County Road 8 in Leamington, Ontario.
Police reported that the motorcycle was carrying two occupants. One individual riding the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. The other motorcycle occupant was transported to hospital with injuries that were believed to be life-threatening.
The sole occupant of the pickup truck did not sustain any injuries.
Police shut down traffic on Wheatley Road, as well as between County Road 8 and County Road 37 for several hours while the OPP West Region Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement Team investigated the scene.
The cause of the crash is not yet known. Police say more updates will be provided when available.
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