1 dead, 2 injured in Whitby crash

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Durham Regional Police are investigating a fatal crash in Whitby that has left one man dead and two other people injured. (Durham Regional Police Service - image credit)
Durham Regional Police are investigating a fatal crash in Whitby that has left one man dead and two other people injured. (Durham Regional Police Service - image credit)

An 82-year-old man is dead and two other people were injured after a crash in Whitby on Monday afternoon, Durham police say.

The fatal collision involving a van and a pickup truck happened on Lake Ridge Road between Columbus Road West and Winchester Road at around 2:04 p.m., police said.

The man in his 80s, who is from Whitby, was driving a grey Honda Odyssey southbound on Lake Ridge Road when it collided with a northbound black Ford F-150 truck, police said.

Police said the driver of the van died. A female passenger who was in the van has been airlifted to a trauma centre by Ornge air ambulance.

The 30-year-old driver of the pickup truck, who is from Ajax, was also taken to a trauma centre. He suffered serious injuries.

Lake Ridge Road was closed between Columbus and Winchester Road as officers investigated.

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