One person is dead and another is in Police custody following a fatal early morning crash in north London.
Police were called to the intersection of Richmond and Sunningdale at 3:16a.m. Thursday morning following reports of a crash.
Officers at the scene determined there had been a head-on collision between a Pontiac Sunfire and a Dodge Durango SUV.
One vehicle had been travelling eastbound on Sunningdale and the other westbound when they collided in the intersection.
Automotive debris could be seen scattered across the intersection, but the vehicles actually came to rest about a block away.
Police estimate the crash scene spans around 250 metres.
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“[There was] one occupant in each vehicle, and one of the occupants in the said vehicles was deceased upon arrival,” said London Police Sgt. Ryan Million.
The person who died had been driving the Pontiac Sunfire. Their name and age has not been released as Police work to notify their family.
The driver of the SUV was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The individual was treated and released, and is currently in Police custody.
Police have not commented on the possibility of charges at this point.
Sgt. Million notes the investigation into the cause of the crash is in the very early stages.
“It’s just been turned over to the Traffic Investigation Unit at this point, and they’ll be assessing whether or not weather was a factor,” he said, adding that excessive speed would also be considered as a factor.
The area surrounding the intersection is expected to be closed until around noon Thursday, so drivers are asked to find an alternate route and give themselves some extra time on their morning commute.