Local teenager killed in fiery Rideau Lakes crash

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

LOMBARDY – A teenager from the Portland area is dead after a fiery weekend crash on Highway 15 in Rideau Lakes Township.

Provincial police say just after midnight Saturday morning (May 7) a southbound Pontiac Sunfire crossed the center line, west of Frayn Road, and collided with a Volkswagen vehicle.

The Sunfire then burst into flames, killing the 18-year-old driver, not far from his home town of Portland, Ont.

The driver of the Volkswagen – a 48-year-old woman from the Kitchener area – was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

The township fire department and Leeds-Grenville EMS was also on the scene.

The victim’s name has not been released.

A police investigation is ongoing and investigators are asking anyone with information to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.

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