The Hawkesbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating the crash, which happened near the École secondaire catholique de Plantagenet shortly after 8 a.m. One of the drivers, who was alone in their vehicle, died at the scene. The age and identity of the deceased has not yet been released.
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Un mort, quatre blessés dans un accident à Plantagenet
Another four people were taken to hospital, one with serious injuries. Police, Prescott-Russell paramedics and Alfred-Plantagenet firefighters were called to the scene. The stretch of road between County Road 9 and Jessop Falls Road remains closed in both directions and drivers have been asked to avoid the area. Detours are in place for passing motorists.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or had any information that could assist the investigation was asked to contact the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729.