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One dead, another critical following crash near Brussels
Two Ontario Provincial Police cruisers are seen in this undated file photo.
LONDON, ONT. -- A multi-vehicle crash north of Brussels Thursday night has claimed the life of a passenger and left a driver with life-threatening injuries.
Both were in one vehicle, a pickup truck, Huron OPP say.
Emergency personnel were called to the four-vehicle collision at the Jamestown Bridge on Brussels Line about 8 p.m.
OPP say a car was eastbound on Jamestown Road when it entered the intersection at Brussels Line and collided with a southbound tractor-trailer.
The transport then hit the bridge and a northbound pickup, after which a northbound SUV hit the rear of the pickup.
The deceased, who was a passenger in the pickup, has been identified as 62-year-old Jamie Hill of Sauble Beach.
Hill was a firefighter in South Bruce Peninsula.
A statement issued by Mayor Janice Jackson expresses condolences, reading in part, "Jamie was a true community ambassador and leader having recently served as President of the Sauble Beach Chamber of Commerce. He was an entrepreneur who was the owner of the Sauble Dunes Bar & Grill, Hills Fine Homes, Beach Flix Video and Coco Club Property Rentals.
"Jamie was passionate about protecting our community as he proudly devoted eight years of service to our South Bruce Peninsula Firefighting team, working from Station 40 in Sauble Beach. His fellow Firefighters remember him as a quiet, easy-going, hardworking individual."
Hill's son, 21-year-old Liam Fletcher was driving the pickup and remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police say the three other drivers involved in the crash have since been released from hospital after being treated for minor injuries.
- With files from CTV London's Scott Miller