04/02/2013 10:50 EDT | Updated 06/02/2013 05:12 EDT

Dog survives fatal Ontario crash, waits by scene

A man in his mid-20s is dead after a single-vehicle crash about 15 kilometres north of Kingston, Ont., but his dog survived and was found waiting next to the damaged vehicle.

Ontario Provincial Police said a vehicle was heading south on Sydenham Road in South Frontenac Township at about 3 a.m. Tuesday when the driver lost control.

The vehicle then struck a rock face on the road's west side.

The driver, a man, was the only person in the vehicle and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Beagle survived crash, stayed by crash wreckage

First responders found the man's dog next to the car, according to OPP Const. Jim Morris. The small beagle was also in the car but it survived.

The dog kept returning to the scene of the crash, Morris said, and laid down next to the car.

Police have closed Sydenham Road in both directions between Railton and Orser roads for the investigation and the road should be closed until late morning.

The cause of the crash has not yet been identified. The victim's name has not been released.

Traffic was being detoured at Railton to the north and Orser to the south via Stagecoach Road.