Fatal single-vehicle crash northeast of Port Burwell under investigation

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Norfolk County OPP are investigating a fatal crash on Beach Lane in Houghton Township.

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 3 p.m. Wednesday after a passerby noticed a vehicle in the ravine that appeared to have been involved in a crash.

Police say a man was found inside the black pickup truck with life-threatening injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.

According to investigators it appears a Chevrolet pickup was westbound on Beach Lane when it left the roadway, hit some trees and travelled down into a ravine.

Beach Lane has been closed at First Concession Road ENR as the investigation continues.

The identity of the deceased is not being released pending next of kin notification.

#NorfolkOPP on scene for single vehicle fatal #collision on Beach Lane in #Houghton Township. Single male occupant deceased at scene. Located by passer-by. Beach Lane closed at 1st Con Rd. Involved vehicle is a black Chevrolet pickup truck. Please call #OPP with any info. ^rl pic.twitter.com/HMeUSYpKQj

— OPP West (@OPP_WR) July 10, 2019