Police respond to fatal crash in Milverton

Provincial police responded to a fatal crash in Milverton on Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to Perth County Line 72 and Road 131 around 10:30 a.m.

Milverton resident Mary Jane Reist said she was passing the intersection where the crash occurred when emergency crews arrived at the scene.

"Within a few seconds, there were flames," she said.

Provincial police said there were two vehicles involved in the crash.

"One was a passenger vehicle and the second was a transport-type vehicle," Const. Jillian Johnson said.

Police said 84-year-old David Gascho was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said the road will likely stay closed until 7 p.m. while they complete their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.