3 dead after head-on crash near Perth, Ont.

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The cause of Tuesday morning's fatal crash is under investigation and the victims have not been identified. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC - image credit)
The cause of Tuesday morning's fatal crash is under investigation and the victims have not been identified. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC - image credit)

Three people are dead after a head-on crash in Lanark County southwest of Ottawa on Tuesday morning, Ontario Provincial Police say.

It happened just after 11 a.m. on Christie Lake Road near Perth, Ont., between Glen Tay and Bowes Side roads.

The driver and passenger in one of the two vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene, OPP said in a news release Tuesday.

The driver of the second vehicle also died, and a passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The victims were identified by OPP Wednesday as 40-year-old Tim Shepherd from Perth, 57-year-old Robert Bremner from Maberly in Tay Valley Township, Ont., and 73-year-old Rose Dixon from Maberly.

An investigation into the cause of the crash continues.

That section of Christie Lake Road was closed but has since reopened. The crash happened fewer than 10 kilometres from downtown Perth, 20 kilometres east of Maberly and about 90 kilometres southwest of downtown Ottawa.

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