Two dead in Saturday morning head-on crash on Highway 7 east of Havelock

Collision between tractor-trailer and pick-up truck killed two occupants of pick-up and sent third to hospital with life-threatening injuries

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) police car. (Photo: OPP)

Two people are dead following a head-on collision on Highway 7 just east of Havelock on Saturday morning (March 4).

At around 9 a.m. on Saturday, a westbound tractor-trailer and an eastbound pick-up truck collided on Highway 7 west of County Road 50.

Two occupants of the pick-up truck have been pronounced dead, and a third occupant of the pick-up truck has been transported to a Toronto-area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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No other injuries were reported at the time of the collision.

Highway 7 between County Road 50 and County Road 30 will remain closed for several hours on Saturday while members of the Peterborough County OPP detachment document the scene. Detours are in place.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed or has video/dash camera footage of the collision and has not spoken with police is asked to contact the Peterborough County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.