7-year-old dead following crash northwest of London, mother upgraded to stable – Globalnews.ca



A child is dead after a two-vehicle crash northwest of the city.Middlesex County OPP, along with London Middlesex Paramedics and Middlesex Centre Fire services were called to the scene around 4:15 p.m. Monday.A woman and her seven-year-old daughter were driving north on Nairn Road when a pickup truck heading south turned east in front of them onto McEwen Drive, police said.That’s when the four-door car crashed into the truck, fatally injuring the young girl, officers said.Story continues below“I really want to encourage people not to speculate. We do have a vehicle turning in front of another one, but at the same time, let’s wait until we get all the facts before we make a decision,” said Cst. Adam Crewdson.READ MORE: 71-year-old Guelph woman dies following Highway 7 head-on collision in June: OPPThe girl was pronounced dead in hospital. Her mother was taken to hospital in critical condition, but Crewdson confirmed she has since been upgraded to stable.The five people in the pickup were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.OPP’s technical collision investigators were called to look into the crash.“I don’t want to speculate as to the cause of the collision. We do have witness statements saying what happened. We do have a pretty good understanding, but we need to let our collision investigators do their job,” said Crewdson.BLOCK “We need to rule out mechanical, we need to rule out medical issues before we can say exactly how this collision occurred.”READ MORE: OPP lay more charges in fatal crash near ArthurCrewdson said both vehicles were from the Ailsa Craig area.“This is going to affect the community very much. The Middlesex and London Victim Services Unit was also engaged. They attended the hospitals, met with the families and they’re there supporting them through this time of need.” he said.Nairn road was closed between Fernhill Drive and Greystead Drive as was McEwen Drive between Cold Stream Road and Bear Creek Road while they investigated.Both roads reopened around 10:30 p.m. MondayPolice have not released any of the names of the people involved.They’re working on notifying next of kin. Police say charges are pending the completion of the investigation.