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UPDATE: 54-year-old Tweed man killed in four-vehicle Highway 7 collision

A reader-submitted photo of Highway 7 near Drummond Con. 7 following a fatal collision on Jan. 24.

Police have released more information on a fatal collision that took place in Drummond-North Elmsley on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing to investigate the collision, which involved a transport truck, a pick-up truck and two passenger vehicles and resulted in the death of one person.

In a media release, OPP state that their officers joined Lanark County Paramedics and Drummond-North Elmsley Firefighters in responding to the collision on Highway 7 near Westshore Road, between Perth and Innisville, at around 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

The driver of the pick-up, a 54-year-old male from Tweed, was pronounced deceased at the scene. One other person was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Lanark OPP continues to investigate, with assistance from OPP Traffic Collision Investigators and a Collision Reconstructionist.

 The highway remained closed until Wednesday evening.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have dashcam video is asked to contact the investigators at the Lanark County Detachment at 1-888-310-1122

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