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Scorching fire rips through vehicle after crash, 1 person hospitalized

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A two-vehicle crash sent a black cloud of smoke into the Oro-Medonte sky Wednesday.

According to police, the collision happened at Line 8 and Old Barrie Road just after 5 p.m.

"It appears one of the vehicles ran a stop sign, said Orillia OPP Const. Gilles Doiron.

The road was closed for approximately four hours while Orillia OPP, Oro-Medonte Fire, and County of Simcoe Paramedics responded to the scene.

"One of the vehicles was on fire for a short period of time. Everyone was out the vehicle," said Doiron.

One injured individual was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Following the investigation, a 20-year-old driver from Orillia was charged with careless driving.

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