A 38 year-old Bright, Ont. man is in custody after crash that claimed the life of one person and left another with critical injuries.

Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Oxford OPP were called to Douro Street and Elizabeth Street in Plattsville after a pickup truck and a vehicle slammed into each other.

A male driver was pronounced dead at the scene and his female passenger was airlifted to a London hospital with critical injuries.

She remains in stable condition.

Police have charged 38-year-old Jeffery De La Penotiere of Bright with the following offences.

  • Impaired operation/care of control of a motor vehicle/cause death
  • Exceed 80 milligrams blood alcohol content/motor vehicle
  • Impaired operation/alcohol/motor vehicle/cause bodily harm

He is currently being held in custody in Woodstock pending a bail hearing.