1 dead in Highway 37 collision near Belleville

OPP said the fatal collision between an SUV and a pickup truck happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 37. (Jillian Renouf/CBC - image credit)

One person is dead after a collision on Highway 37 at Boundary Road outside Belleville, Ont.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said a sport utility vehicle and a pickup truck collided around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The pickup truck rolled into a ditch, trapping the lone person inside.

Despite the efforts of people who tried to help, police said the 53-year-old man from Stone Mills Township was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second person who was driving the other vehicle was transported to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, OPP said.

A paramedic spokesperson described the ditch as a "marshy puddle" containing a "couple of feet" of water at its deepest. Neither police nor paramedics would comment on the cause of death, including whether the victim drowned.

OPP said Thursday its investigation continues. The scene is about 20 kilometres north of Belleville's core.