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Woman killed in Carp Road collision

Ottawa paramedics say one person was found with 'vital signs absent' at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Carp Road Sunday morning. (Michel Aspirot/CBC - image credit)
Ottawa paramedics say one person was found with 'vital signs absent' at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Carp Road Sunday morning. (Michel Aspirot/CBC - image credit)

A woman in her 50s is dead after a two-vehicle collision in Ottawa's west end Sunday morning, police say.

Paramedics told CBC they received a call about the crash at 9:17 a.m. and arrived at 3116 Carp Rd. to find one person with "vital signs absent."

In a news release late Sunday afternoon, Ottawa police said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are asking anyone who saw the collision or has dashcam footage to contact them. They also thanked bystanders who gave the woman CPR and offered help before emergency crews arrived.

Sandro Baggio didn't see the crash but heard it from his kitchen. He left his house and found his neighbours from across the street assisting the woman in the vehicle until paramedics and police arrived.

In four years at his current address, this was the first crash he's seen on that stretch of Carp Road. He did say he's heard of multiple collisions further down the road near Richardson Side Road.

Baggio said the posted speed limit of 80km/h is "probably okay" in most conditions, but few people actually drive the limit.

Carp Road was closed between McGee Side Road and March Road for much of Sunday, but since reopened.