A 51-year-old woman was killed in a crash involving a car and a minivan in Orleans yesterday morning.

At around 8:05 a.m., paramedics responded to a call for a motor vehicle collision on Charlemagne Boulevard near Bottreill Way.

According to police, a Honda Civic was travelling westbound on Charle-magne Boulevard when it lost control, entered the eastbound lane and was struck on the passenger side by an oncoming Ford Windstar.

“It was a serious collision,” said Ottawa paramedic spokesman J.P. Trottier.

“There was a lot of damage to the car and it took a while for firefighters to extricate (the female driver) from the vehicle.”

Upon paramedic arrival on scene, the 51-year-old female driver of the four-door Civic had no pulse, said Trottier. Paramedics treated her for life-threatening head and internal injuries, but declared her deceased at the scene after all resuscitative measures were exhausted.

Policing are not releasing the identity of the victim pending notification of next of kin.

Paramedics also treated the 62-year-old male driver of the minivan for neck and back injuries.

He was taken to hospital, where he is in stable condition. The 16-year-old passenger of the minivan was not injured, but was taken to hospital as precaution.

Ottawa police are now investigating the incident.

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