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One man taken to hospital following highway collision

Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision Friday morning, which sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries.

MARATHON, ON – Paramedics rushed one Moncton man to the hospital Friday morning after a two-vehicle collision.

Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision west of Marathon on Highway 17, Township of Coldwell.

Police, in a release issued Friday, said a west bound vehicle collided with the rear trailer wheels of an east bound tractor trailer.

Emergency services attended the scene to assist the four occupants. A 24-year-old Moncton man had to be extricated by the Marathon Fire Department and was transported to a local hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

The other three occupants of the vehicles received treatment on scene for minor injuries.

The two vehicle collision resulted in a highway closure for approximately one hour while emergency services were on scene.

Traffic has been reopened to one lane at this time.

OPP continue to investigate the cause of the collision.