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1 dead, 1 critical in vehicle, dump truck crash on Hwy. 9 near Newmarket (UPDATE)

The passenger in a Dodge Charger, a 20-year-old Barrie man, died at the scene, police say
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An ORNGE helicopter of Ontario's air ambulance service. File photo/Village Media

A 20-year-old Barrie man has died, and a 19-year-old Barrie man remains in serious condition in hospital, following the collision between a Dodge Charger and a dump truck near Highway 9 and Jane Street in King yesterday afternoon.

The driver of the dump truck was treated at the scene for minor injuries, according to York Regional Police.

The 19-year-old driver in the Charger was transported to hospital by an ORNGE air ambulance at about 2:45, shortly after the collision at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, according to York Regional Police. 

The 20-year-old passenger in the car succumbed to his injuries at the scene, police said in a news release.

Investigators with the major collision investigation unit are seeking witnesses who have not yet spoken with police, or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision, to call 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com

Highway 9 near Jane Street, and northbound and southbound Highway 400 ramps, were closed throughout the day as the investigation continued.

— With files from Debora Kelly


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