Teen dies after getting trapped in car that crashed into water-filled ditch
Published Monday, June 17, 2019 8:27AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, June 17, 2019 6:17PM EDT
A teenager has died after police say car crashed into a water-filled ditch in Leamington.
OPP, Leamington Fire Services and EMS responded to a single-vehicle collision at the intersection of Mersea Road 1 and Mersea Road 19 in Leamington.
Police say a vehicle with four occupants left the roadway at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday, rolled over and submerged in a water-filled ditch.
Of the youth ranging in age from 13 to 17, one managed to free themselves and the others were trapped in the vehicle.
An eye witness tells CTV News the young man looked dazed as first responders rushed to rescue his friends.
A tow truck eventually pulled the vehicle out of the ditch.
Police confirm one of the teens died in hospital after being rushed from the scene.
His name has not been released by authorities, but friends and relatives have identified the victim as 15-year-old Nick Wiebe.
The family is devastated by the loss.
Two other teens remain in hospital with very serious and life-threatening injuries.
The teen that escaped the crash also visited the scene on Monday and was visibly emotional and shaken.
The eye witness, who did not want to give his name, says he and his daughter tried to help but could do very little.
The intersection of Mersea Road 1 and Mersea Road 19 was closed for several hours as the OPP's Technical Collision Investigators completed the investigation, but has since reopened.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.catchcrooks.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.