One dead following collision in south London

One person has died following a collision early Thursday morning that sent two people to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

London police have identified the deceased as 26-year-old Jake Epp of Aylmer, Ont. He died of his injuries in hospital.

The male driver of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries.

London police had asked motorists to avoid Colonel Talbot Road, near Highway 401, because of a two-vehicle collision that happened around 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

Colonel Talbot was closed between Orr Drive and the 401 for several hours Thursday, and an investigation into the collision is ongoing.

Meanwhile a fundraising page has been launched to support Epp's wife and four young daughters -- all under the age of six.

Among the donations was $40,000 from Concretus, a concrete forming and finishing company based in Komoka, Ont.

Owner Josh Fleming confirms that Epp worked for his company, saying he was hard-working, kind and well-respected.