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5 sent to hospital after 'devastating' head-on crash on Highway 59: OPP

Oxford County OPP say a grey car was travelling southbound on Highway 59 Saturday evening, when it crossed into the northbound lane and struck a pickup truck carrying a boat.

Mother and 2 daughters with serious injuries in stable condition, 2 men with minor injuries

A mother and two daughters from Norwich Township were seriously injured after their car struck a pickup truck carrying a boat head-on. (@OPP_WR/Twitter)

Five people were injured after a head-on crash between a car and a pickup truck on Highway 59 in Norwich Township, provincial police say.

Oxford County OPP say a grey car was travelling southbound on Highway 59 Saturday evening, when it crossed over into the northbound lane and struck a pick-up truck carrying a boat.

A mother and two daughters from Norwich Township who were in the car were rushed to hospital. One of the daughters was airlifted to a London-area hospital to be treated for serious, life-threatening injuries. All three are now in stable condition, police say.

Two Kitchener men who were in the truck also suffered minor injuries.

Const. Ed Sanchuk described the accident as "devastating" in a video posted on Twitter.

"The vehicles were pretty banged up and we're surprised that we're not dealing with a triple fatality here," he said.

Highway 59 was closed between Gunn's Hill Road and Old School Line for several hours during the investigation, but has since been reopened.

Police say charges are pending.

Two Kitchener men who were in the truck, which was hauling a boat, also suffered minor injuries. (@OPP_WR/Twitter)