Police are looking for information after a car accident in King Township resulted in the death of a 19-year-old from Uxbridge.
According to police, officers responded to a two-vehicle collision on Dufferin Street and Miller’s Side Road around 6:30 p.m. last Friday (Oct. 26). Investigators determined that a blue Subaru was northbound on Dufferin Street when it crossed the centre line and collided head on with a southbound pickup truck. The driver of the Subaru was ejected and the vehicle caught on fire. Witnesses at the scene quickly rushed to cut the passenger out of the burning vehicle.
The ejected driver, a 19-year-old man from Uxbridge, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.
The passenger who was cut out of the vehicle, a 19-year-old man from Acton, was taken to hospital and is now in stable condition.
“These witnesses showed incredible bravery rushing towards a burning vehicle and put their own lives at risk in order to rescue this passenger. As a result of their actions, this young man is expected to make a full recovery,” reads a media release.
The driver and two passengers in the pickup truck were not injured.
“The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police, or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision, are being asked to please come forward. Investigators would also like to speak to anyone who may have been in that area around the time of the incident or anyone who may have seen the vehicle prior to the collision,” the media release continues.
Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com