One person dead in Saturday afternoon crash on Highway 7 near Norwood

Driver of westbound sport utility vehicle died at the scene following collision with eastbound tractor-trailer

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

One person is dead following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 7 east of Peterborough near Norwood early Saturday afternoon (May 27).

Peterborough County OPP and emergency crews responded to a collision between an eastbound tractor-trailer and a westbound sport utility vehicle (SUV) that happened just after 1 p.m. on Highway 7 between County Road 38 and Asphodel 3rd Line.

The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released any other information about the victim. There were no other injuries.

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Highway 7 has been closed between County Road 38 and Asphodel 3rd Line while police document the scene.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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