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One dead after car crashes into trailer, goes airborne and strikes worker in Wellesley

Last Updated Mar 13, 2018 at 4:51 pm EDT

Police investigate a fatal crash on Boomer Line (March 13, 2018). Photo: Jeff Pickel - 570 NEWS.

Waterloo Regional Police say a 24-year-old man from Wallenstein has been killed in a crash in Wellesley.

It happened on Boomer Line just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday outside of St.Clements.

Police say the victim was on the back of a trailer, loading a piece of construction equipment, when he was struck by a vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was revealed to be Lawrence Horst-Brubacher of Line 86 in Wallenstein.

Staff Sergeant with Waterloo Regional Police Mike Hinsperger says the car then went through the air.

“The vehicle actually struck the rear of the trailer ramp and went airborne,” he said, “It appears to have flown quite a distance”.

A hydro pole was also knocked down.

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene, but later called off.

Hinsperger went on to add the research is still ongoing.

Boomer line has since been reopened.

The Ministry of Labour was also on scene, as the man was working at the time.

Charges are still pending.

“The cause of the crash is still under investigation. At this point, road conditions and alcohol do not appear to be a factor.”