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'Serious collision' shuts down Highway 12: OPP (UPDATE: Person killed)

Orillia OPP say Air Ornge has been dispatched to the scene of the two-vehicle crash at Sturgeon Bay Road near Coldwater
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A serious crash has shut down Highway 12 this morning between Southorn Road and Sturgeon Bay Road. An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene, police say.


The Orillia OPP say one person has died and another person has been transported from the scene, via air ambulance, to a Toronto area trauma centre with serious injuries.  

Two other occupants were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The OPP say the two-vehicle collision at Highway 12 at Sturgeon Bay Road occurred at about 7:30 a.m. 

Names of the victims are being withheld until family is notified. 

OPP Central Region traffic reconstruction members are on scene assisting with the investigation.

The intersection of Sturgeon Bay Road/Vasey Road and Highway 12 will remain closed for several hours. Motorists are asked to avoid the area until further notice. 

Police have also closed the off-ramps at Vasey Road from Highway 400 to assist with traffic


The Orillia OPP and other emergency services personnel are investigating a "serious collision" that has shut down Highway 12 this morning.

Police, in a Tweet, said Air Ornge was attending the scene with its helicopter.

A reporter at the scene said it appears the crash involved two vehicles: a pickup truck that is now in the ditch and a mini-van that remains in the intersection. Both vehicles are badly damaged.

As of 8:45 a.m. Highway 12 at Sturgeon Bay Road was closed in both directions.

Police are asking people to avoid the area and say more information will be provided when it's available.