Seven-year-old boy killed in head-on crash north of Caledon


Published August 16, 2022 at 10:09 am

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A young boy is dead and seven other people were injured after a head-on crash north of Caledon.

The Ontario Provincial Police say officers were called to the area of Dufferin County Road 11 at 5 Sideroad on Monday night (August 15) around 9:15 p.m. for reports of a head-on collision in the Township of Amaranth, some 40 kilometres north of Caledon.

Police say there had been a crash between a pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle.

Members of the Dufferin County Paramedic Service and Orangeville Fire Department also responded to the crash, and police say eight people were transported to a local hospital.

Police say a seven-year-old boy from Orangeville was pronounced dead at the hospital, while seven other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.

The OPP Traffic Collision Investigation team was brought in to investigate the crash and the investigation is ongoing.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact the Dufferin OPP at 1-888-310-1122, and anyone who may wish to speak to victim services can contact Caledon Dufferin Victim Services at 905-951-3838.

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