One person has died after a crash on Highway 12 in Tay Township, Ontario. – Barry RS News

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Emergency crews responded to a fatal crash involving a truck and a commercial vehicle on Highway 12 in Tay Township, Ontario.

Ontario Provincial Police in the South Georgian Bay detachment said the crash, which happened in the northern suburbs of Barrie, happened around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 12 between Gratrix Road and Fraser Road.

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Tay Township Fire Services, along with County of Simcoe Paramedic Services, were on scene treating the affected drivers.

OPP say as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, the operator of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the operator of the commercial dump truck was treated for minor injuries at the scene by emergency services.

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The OPP said motorists should expect the highway to remain closed until the evening while they investigate the cause of the crash.

Neekaunis Road is currently being used as a detour around the crash site, and traffic should consider using Vasey Road.

More details will be provided as they become available.

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