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One Dead in Vehicle-Tractor Crash

A driver has died following a collision with a tractor in Essex County.

Ontario Provincial Police say the crash occurred shortly after 11:30am Sunday at the intersection of Gracey Side Rd. and Middle Rd. in Comber.

Police spokesman Const. Jim Root says a Chevrolet collided with a John Deere tractor at the intersection.

The driver of the Chevrolet, the only occupant of the vehicle, was taken to hospital where the driver was subsequently pronounced dead. The driver will not be identified until loved ones have been notified.

The tractor operator was not injured.

The OPP’s Technical Investigations team were called to the scene and as a result, the intersection of Gracey Side Rd. and Middle Rd. was closed for several hours. OPP posted on social media that the intersection had reopened around 11:15pm Sunday.

Lakeshore Fire Department and Essex-Windsor EMS also responded to the scene.

Further details will be provided when they are released.