Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating a fatal collision on Highway 7 near Ramsay Concession 1 in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills.

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Police were called to the scene of a collision between two passenger vehicles at 7:25 am on Tuesday December 2, 2017.

Nader Kawash, 28, of Carleton Place was pronounced dead at the scene and a second person sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

Highway 7 is currently closed between Ferguson Falls Road west of the collision and at Ramsay Concession 2a in the east.

Diversions will be posted as soon as possible.

Drivers are requested to avoid the area. Lanark County OPP suggests that anyone intending to travel between Perth and Carleton Place use County Road 10 from Perth to Franktown and Highway 15.

The investigation is active and ongoing.