A man in his mid-20s is dead after a single-vehicle crash about 15 kilometres north of Kingston, Ont., but his dog survived and was found waiting next to the damaged vehicle.

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A man was killed after a single-vehicle crash in Kingston Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Ontario Provincial Police)

Ontario Provincial Police said a vehicle was heading south on Sydenham Road in South Frontenac Township at about 3 a.m. Tuesday when the driver lost control.

The vehicle then struck a rock face on the road's west side.

The driver, a man, was the only person in the vehicle and he was prenounced dead at the scene.

Beagle survived crash, stayed by crash wreckage

First responders found the man's dog, a small beagle, next to the car, according to OPP Const. Jim Morris. The dog was also in the car when it crashed, but survived.

The dog kept returning to the scene of the crash, Morris added, and lay down next to the car. A family member eventually arrived to take the dog.

Police closed Sydenham Road for several hours between Railton and Orser roads for the investigation.

The cause of the crash is not yet known. The victim's name has not been released.