BERWICK – A criminal investigation is underway following a single-vehicle crash along County Road 12, where it meets County Road 9 in this North Stormont village.

Just after 1 am Fri., Nov. 30, the southbound vehicle left the roadway and rolled in the ditch.

Three males, aged 17, 18, and 19, were taken to hospital with extensive injuries.

The initial police report noted each had suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. Secondary information, however, indicates that the injuries suffered are much more severe.

The condition of each occupant was not known by press time.

Meanwhile, OPP Const. Tylor Copeland told the Winchester Press that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Local officers, along with OPP Traffic Collision investigators, closed the roadway for several hours in the aftermath of the crash. The workday at North Stormont’s township office was also delayed until police reopened the highway.