1 man dead in Highway 7 crash near Carleton Place
Victim identified as 28-year-old Nader Kawash of Carleton Place
A 28-year-old Carleton Place man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 7 near the small community, OPP say.
It happened just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday near Ramsay Concession Road 1, between the communities of Carleton Place and Innisville.
A Hyundai heading west collided with another Hyundai heading east, OPP said in a news release.
The man driving the westbound vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Nader Kawash.
The Perth man driving the eastbound vehicle suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital in an Ornge air ambulance.
<a href="https://twitter.com/Ornge?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Ornge</a> onscene Hwy 7 west of Carleton Place. Slow down on your morning commute. Major black ice this morning. The salt is not working at these temperatures. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/besafe?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#besafe</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/leaveextratime?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#leaveextratime</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/viewsfromthecrew?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#viewsfromthecrew</a> <a href="https://t.co/bmajVYb094">pic.twitter.com/bmajVYb094</a>—@TA_Milne
The highway was closed in both directions between Tatlock and Ferguson Falls roads, but has since reopened.
An investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE Road Closure: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hwy7?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hwy7</a> between Tatlock and Ferguson Falls Rd <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Innisville?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Innisville</a> - Hwy remains CLOSED, reopening time unknown ^jp—@OPP_COMM_ER
Tuesday's crash on Highway 7 happened just a few kilometres from where another man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in late December.
During that investigation, a driver collided with a vehicle from Ontario's Ministry of Transportation, sending a worker to hospital with serious injuries.