One dead, one in critical condition after crash near Mount Forest

An Ornge air ambulance responding to a serious collision on Highway 6, south of Mount Forest. February 6, 2023. Photo supplied by Wellington County OPP.

A deadly crash near Mount Forest on Monday afternoon led police to initiate a lengthy closure in the area where the incident took place.

According to Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a serious collision at around 1 p.m. along Highway 6 just south of Mount Forest. Police say early investigation indicated that two SUVs collided resulting in serious injuries of both drivers.

Paramedics arrived on scene and took a 48-year-old woman from Mount Forest to hospital where she was pronounced deceased. A 46-year-old man, also from Mount Forest, was airlifted to a nearby trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.

As a result, Highway 6 between. Sideroads 3 and 5 remain was closed through most of the evening while members of the OPP West Region Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) unit investigated the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash are asked to call Wellington County OPP, if they have not already done so, at 1-888-310-1122.

No other details have been made available.