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Double fatal crash being investigated

Wellington County OPP continue to investigate a double fatal crash near Drayton.

On April 14 at 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a three vehicle crash at the intersection of Twelfth Line and Sideroad 16 in Mapleton Township. It was reported that a white coupe, a silver mini-van and a red pick-up truck hauling a trailer were involved.

The lone occupant of the white coupe, an 18-year-old male from Mount Forest, and a passenger in the pickup truck, a 44-year-old female from Alma, were both pronounced deceased at the scene. A 13-year-old passenger from the pickup was airlifted to a trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.

The three other occupants in the pickup were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The three occupants in the mini-van did not require immediate medical attention.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Wellington County OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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