(CALEDON, ON) – On June 5, 2014 at approximately 1:15 pm, officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Caledon Emergency Services personnel were called to a head-on collision on Highway 10 north of Beech Grove Side Road. The investigation has revealed that a gray Mazda was travelling northbound and a white GMC pick-up was travelling southbound. For some undetermined reason at this time, one of the two vehicles crossed over the centre line. As a result of the impact, the Mazda became engulfed in flames.


Police are confirming that the driver of the white GMC pick-up, Karen Hammond, 56 from Orangeville was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. Her passenger Jason Hammond, 39, of Wasaga Beach was transported to a local hospital then later air-lifted to a trauma centre where he remains in critical condition.


The identity of the other driver has yet to be confirmed. A post-mortem is scheduled for later this date.


Highway 10 between Beech Grove and Highpoint Side Road remained closed for approximately 6 hours.


If anyone has any information, please contact Provincial Constable N. Hurley at 905-584-2241.


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