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Thursday September 1st, 2016

Posted at 6:23pm

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Last updated: Sunday September 4th, 1:09pm

One person suffered life threatening injuries after an accident on Highway 3 Thursday afternoon.

OPP say around 3:40pm a white Chevrolet pickup truck was travelling eastbound on Highway 3 near Essex County Road 31, when it crossed the centerline into the westbound lane where it was struck by a white Freightliner tractor-trailer unit.

The driver and lone occupant of the Chevrolet, a 56-year-old Windsor man was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries.

The driver and lone occupant of the Freightliner, a 51-year-old Leamington man was not injured.

Kingsville Fire Department, Leamington Fire Services and Essex Windsor Emergency Medical Services attended the scene and assisted in the extrication of the driver of the Chevrolet.

Highway 3 between Essex County Road 31 and Essex County Road 34 was closed for several hours as the investigation took place.

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