North Perth Teen Dies After Mapleton Crash

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A North Perth teenager has died as a result of his injuries following a serious collision in Mapleton Township.

Wellington County OPP say two vehicles collided at the corner of Concession 8 and Side Road 15 on Sunday around 11:23pm.

Police say a 2001 Audi travelling west on Concession 8 collided with a 2008 Toyota that was travelling north on Side Road 15. Both vehicles left the roadway and the Audi struck a hydro pole.

The driver of the Toyota, an 18-year-old woman from Mapleton Township, was taken to hospital by ambulance and a 15-year-old passenger, also from Mapleton Township, was airlifted to a hospital in Toronto. Both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Audi, a 17-year-old male, was airlifted to a Toronto hospital with life threatening injuries, and has since died from his injuries. He has been identified as Troy Lawrence of North Perth.

The OPP investigation is ongoing.