Driver Airlifted To Hospital Following Multi-Vehicle Crash In Mapleton

(BlackburnNews.com file photo by Jason Viau)

One man is fighting for his life after a three-vehicle collision involving a farm tractor in the Township of Mapleton.

The Ontario Provincial Police say on Friday shortly before 2pm, a pickup truck and a farm tractor collided on Wellington Rd. 12 near Drayton.  A third vehicle also entered a ditch to avoid the collision.

The driver of the pickup, a 57-year-old man, was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries. A passenger in the truck, a 52-year-old woman, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the tractor and the occupants of the third vehicle were uninjured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and the roadway is expected to remain closed until further notice.

The Wellington County OPP is asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call 1-888-310-1122.