ESSA TOWNSHIP, ONT. —; One woman is dead and four people are injured after two vehicles collided in what police are calling a “serious” crash in Essa Township.
Const. Sara Birrell from OPP Nottawasaga said it’s believed one car ran a stop sign while travelling south on 9th Line. A second car with six passengers was travelling east on 8th Sideroad.
The cars collided on 9th Line, just south of 10th Sideroad shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday. When paramedics arrived, two people were trapped in a vehicle.
MVC at 9th & 5SR; roads will be closed; please use alternate routes. pic.twitter长沙桑拿/VH907Xywrc
— Essa Fire Department (@EssaFire) March 27, 2016
Ornge air ambulance had been called in to take one of the drivers —; who was in critical condition —; to hospital, but was called off before it arrived.
Essa Fire Department confirmed shortly after 5:30 p.m. that the female driver from the first car was pronounced dead on scene.
Const. Birrell said one person from the second car suffered serious injuries while three others suffered minor injuries.
UPDATE COLLISION 9th Line between Hwy 89 / 5th SR #Essa #OPP investigating fatal collision Mutliple people injured- Extended road closures
— OPPCommunicationsCR (@OPP_COMM_CR) March 27, 2016
Ontario Provincial Police are advising drivers to avoid the area as parts of 5th Sideroad and 9th Line are closed for the investigation.
Essa Township is part of Simcoe County, located northwest of Barrie.