Speed a factor in accident that claims life of Ajax teen, police say

A teenager has succumbed to her injuries after a car accident in Ajax Sunday around 4 p.m.




A makeshift memorial is growing in Ajax at the site of a crash that claimed a teenage girl’s life.

A 17-year-old Ajax girl airlifted to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto early Sunday evening has passed away from her injuries.

Durham Regional Police say sround 4:30 p.m. Sunday a 2009 Toyota driven by the teenager was travelling at a high-rate of speed northbound on Harwood Avenue just south of Williamson Drive when it collided with an oncoming 2009 Nissan.

The girl had to be extracted from her vehicle by firefighters before she could be airlifted to a trauma centre, where she later died as a result of her injuries.

The driver and two passengers of the Nissan were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

After speaking with witnesses and inspecting the scene, police are investigating driver inexperience and speed as causes for the collision.

Residents at the site of the crash say this is not the first accident at the location and are calling for the town to install a guardrail or more visible reflectors.

Durham Regional Police have not yet released the victim’s name.