Fatal NYE Leamington Crash

One person is dead following a crash involving a taxi cab and minivan on Hwy. 77 in Leamington.

OPP say it happened around 8pm New Year's Eve, just south of Mersea Rd. 5.

Police say one person is dead and five others are in hospital with injuries ranging from minor to serious. OPP say the taxi had the driver and four passengers while the minivan was occupied by the driver. 

Hwy. 77 between Essex County Rd. 18 and Mersea Rd. 5 will remain closed for several hours as the investigation continues.

The OPP is asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call 1-888-310-1122.