Two people were pronounced dead, and an elderly female transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries in a collision early morning in the Township of Scugog.

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, at approximately 8:10 a.m., emergency services were called to Simcoe Street and Old Simcoe Road in the Township of Scugog for a serious collision involving a white Ford Ranger and a white Volkswagen sedan. The Ford Ranger was traveling northbound on Simcoe Street when it lost control and struck the southbound Volkswagen. The Ford Ranger became fully engulfed in flames, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger of the sedan was taken out of the vehicle and officers performed C.P.R; however, the 71-year-old Lindsay man succumbed to his injuries. The 71-year-old female driver airlifted by Ornge to a Toronto-area trauma centre with life-threatening injuries.

Durham Regional Police Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit, attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The roadway was closed while evidence was collected at the scene.

Police believe speed may be a contributing factor in this collision.

Anyone with new information about this investigation or who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact D/Cst. Mac Duff of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5267.

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