4 dead, 1 critically injured in head-on crash near Peterborough, OPP say

Four people are dead after a head-on crash between a pickup truck and an SUV near Peterborough, Ont. on Tuesday evening, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

A fifth person was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Acting Sgt. Robert Simpson, spokesperson for OPP’s Central Region, said the crash happened on Highway 7 near Drummond Line. Police were called to the scene at about 5:15 p.m.

Simpson said one vehicle was headed east, while the other vehicle was headed west. He said the collision is still under investigation.

The ages and sexes of the victims have not been released. Next of kin are being notified.

Police are urging everyone who witnessed anything or who has dashboard camera video to come forward.

Highway 7 is closed between Keene Road and Heritage Line while officers investigate. Police said on Tuesday night that it would be closed for several hours.

Police have closed a stretch of Highway 7 as officers investigate. (CBC)

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