1 dead following 2-vehicle collision near Hagersville

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Recovery teams had to use a heavy crane Friday to lift a pickup truck from the bottom of Hagersville Quarry following a two-vehicle collision in Haldimand County that killed one man and put two women in hospital.

On Friday at around 7:30 a.m., Ontario Provincial Police were called to the scene of the collision near Hagersville, about 45 kilometres southwest of Hamilton.

Paramedics and the Haldimand County Fire Department were also on the scene.

Officers said a black GMC Denali pickup truck was travelling north on Sandusk Road when it collided with a blue coloured vehicle travelling west on Haldimand County Road 9. As a result, the blue vehicle was sent off the road and rolled over.

The Denali left the roadway and ended up at the bottom of the Hagersville Quarry, under six-and-a-half metres of water, said Const. Edward Sanchuk.  A heavy crane was used to lift the vehicle out of the quarry and the body of a man was found in the driver’s seat. The man hasn’t been publicly identified yet, Sanchuk said.

Two women, a 52-year-old and a 22-year-old, were transported to a local area hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Both are from Haldimand County.

Haldimand County Road 9 between Highway 55 and Highway 6, and Sawdusk Road between Concession 13 Wapole and Highway 6 are expected to be closed until Friday evening for the police investigation.

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