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Desboro woman dies in Highway 10 crash

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A Desboro woman has died after a three-vehicle crash on Highway 10 south of Dundalk.

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Rachael Baker, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred near the intersection of Highway 10 and 250 Sideroad in the Town of Melancthon late Thursday afternoon.

Dufferin OPP were dispatched to the collision just before 5:30 p.m., receiving information that one the three vehicles involved was on fire.

When police arrived at 5:35 p.m., they saw several vehicles involved in the collision, with Dufferin EMS and local fire departments also there, police said in a news release.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a pick-up truck towing a camper trailer was southbound on Highway 10 followed directly by a Toyota Yaris. A black pick-up truck that was northbound on the highway drifted into the path of the southbound pick-up, which moved onto the westside shoulder. The black pick-up then sideswiped the camper trailer causing it to lose control and collide with the Toyota Yaris, it said in the release.

The driver of the black pick-up suffered injuries that were not life threatening and was taken to the Markdale hospital. The driver and occupant of the truck that was towing the trailer were uninjured. Baker, who was driving the Yaris, was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been notified, the release said.

OPP Technical Collision Investigators attended the scene for the investigation, while Hwy. 10 was closed between Dufferin Rd. 9 and Dufferin Rd. 21 from about 6 p.m. until 3 a.m. while police investigated.

The investigation is continuing and no charges have been laid at this time, the release said.

Anyone with information that can assist police is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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