One man is dead and two others injured after an early morning three-vehicle crash in rural Ancaster.

A male driver died at the scene on Trinity Road South near Book Road, said Debbie McGreal, Hamilton Police spokesperson. Another male driver with serious injuries was airlifted to hospital. The third driver – a female – sustained minor injuries and has since been released from hospital, McGreal said.

The cause of the crash is still unknown, she said. The collision reconstruction team is still on scene.

A hydro pole was hit during the accident. About 69 customers in the area have been without power since Thursday morning. Hydro one crews are on scene and power is expected to be restored around 4 p.m.

Trinity Road South from Book Road to Butter Road will remain closed until hydro crews have left.

'It sounded like an explosion. It was such a loud impact.' —Isabel Bullman, Ancaster resident

Isabel Bullman, who lives on a farm on Trinity Road, awoke to the sound of the crash.

“It sounded like an airplane,” she said. “It sounded like an explosion. It was such a loud impact.”

She said many people drive too quickly on Trinity Road, where the speed limit is 80 km/h.

“It’s very bumpy, hilly Ancaster farmland terrain.”