High-speed collision in Ottawa’s south end leaves 1 dead, 4 in critical condition

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(CBC)One man is dead and four people were transported to hospital in critical condition Friday night following a two-vehicle collision in Ottawa’s south end.

The man and four others were all in their 30s.

Ottawa paramedics assessed the five patients after the high-speed collision, which occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m.

Hawthorne Road, between Leitrim and Louiseize roads, was closed for several hours after the crash but reopened Saturday morning.

Ottawa police are investigating.