1 dead, 5 injured in crash on Hwy. 417

One person was killed and five others were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 417 near Casselman, Ont., Friday afternoon.

The two vehicles collided in the eastbound lanes of the highway shortly before noon.

An adult in one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene while four others were taken to hospital with serious injuries, OPP said.

The driver of the other car was slightly injured, police add.

From kl. 21, Highway 417 in the eastbound direction was still closed between the mile markings 66 and 79, OPP said. OPP’s traffic collision investigators were still at the scene Friday night.

Casselman is about 60 miles east of downtown Ottawa.

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