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Belle Ewart man airlifted to Toronto following Innisfil crash

Belle Ewart man taken to Toronto-area hospital with life-threatening injuries; Barrie teen, who was driving the other vehicle, also taken to local hospital
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File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

On Friday, June 19, 2020, at approximately 1:10 p.m., members of the Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Innisfil Fire and Simcoe County Paramedic Services to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 89, between the 5th Side Road and the Village of Cookstown, Innisfil.

The collision involved a red Hyundai Accent and a grey Hyundai Elantra. Both drivers were the lone occupants in their respective vehicles.

The driver of the grey Hyundai Elantra, a 19-year-old male from Barrie, was transported to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the red Hyundai Accent, a 22-year-old male from Belle Ewart, was trapped in his vehicle and required extrication. He was transported to a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries and later airlifted by Ornge to a Toronto-area hospital.

The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators attended the scene and commenced an investigation. A road closure was in effect on Highway 89 between County Road 27 and the 5th Side Road of Innisfil.

The investigation is continuing. No charges have been laid at this time.

Investigators are looking for witnesses to this collision. If you have dash camera footage, surveillance footage or can offer any information relating to this collision, please contact the Nottawasaga OPP at 705-434-1939 or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.