1 dead after serious crash on Highway 417

An Ottawa man died and a second driver was injured after a serious two-car crash on Highway 417 Sunday afternoon.

Westbound lanes of Highway 417 reopened after Sunday crash

Emergency crews respond to a serious collision in the westbound lanes of Highway 417 near Woodroffe Avenue Sunday, July 9, 2017. (Twitter/@OttawaParamedic)

An Ottawa man died and a second driver was injured after a serious two-car crash on Highway 417 Sunday afternoon, OPP said.

Bernard Clarke, 42, succumbed to his injuries in hospital following the crash, which happened around 12 p.m. near Woodroffe Avenue. 

He had been sent to hospital in critical condition, paramedics said, after he was extricated from his vehicle. It had rolled over "multiple times" on the highway, firefighters said,

The 41-year-old driver of the second vehicle was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition, according to paramedics. 

Wreckage from both cars could be seen on the side of the highway. 

The westbound lanes of Highway 417 were closed but reopened just before 6 p.m. Sunday. 

A damaged vehicle remains at the scene of a serious collision on Highway 417 on Sunday, July 9, 2017. (Elise von Scheel/CBC)

Both cars were travelling west when they collided, according to the OPP.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call Const. Shane Marko of the Ottawa OPP detachment at 613-270-9171, or 1-888-310-1122.