A person, 62, and a girl, 35, have died in a significant crash on Freeway 401 in Mississauga on Saturday, police and paramedics say.
Three different folks had been injured within the crash. A person, 38, suffered severe accidents, whereas two different folks suffered minor to average accidents.
The crash occurred within the freeway’s eastbound lanes east of Winston Churchill Boulevard. Emergency crews had been referred to as to the world at 8:52 a.m.
Each eastbound and westbound lanes of Freeway 401 proceed to be closed within the space. All site visitors is being diverted at that exit.
Const. Kevin Westhead, spokesperson for the OPP’s Freeway Security Division, stated the person and lady died on the scene. The critically injured man was taken to a trauma centre at Sunnybrook Well being Sciences Centre.
Subsequent of kin is being notified.
Earlier, OPP stated three folks died within the crash, however at 11:30 a.m., that quantity was revised down to 2.
Jay Szymanski, superintendent for Peel paramedics, stated a fourth individual was taken to hospital with “average” accidents. A fifth individual was handled on the scene for minor accidents and launched.
A Ford F150 truck concerned within the preliminary collision crashed by way of the centre barrier, the OPP says. (Robert Krbavac/CBC)
Based on a preliminary investigation by the OPP, the incident started when two westbound automobiles, a Lexus SUV and a Ford F150 truck, collided and the truck crashed by way of the centre barrier, hitting a 3rd automobile, and a Dodge Caravan minivan, within the eastbound lanes.
The person and lady who died and the man who was critically injured had been all within the truck.
Police do not know but what precipitated the preliminary collision. Two different automobiles struck particles on the freeway.
Initially, police stated there was a industrial tractor trailer concerned, however later stated that info was incorrect.
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Particles was strewn over a large space following the crash.
Officers from the OPP’s collision reconstruction group have completed the preliminary investigation. The automobiles are being eliminated and cleanup is underway.
Westhead stated the Ontario Ministry of Transportation will assess the harm to the centre barrier and point out whether or not two lanes will proceed to stay closed till the centre barrier could be repaired.
Motorists are being advised to count on main delays. The closure may final till Sunday morning, police stated.
Right here is without doubt one of the automobiles concerned within the deadly crash on Freeway 401 east of Winston Churchill Boulevard. (Robert Krbavac/CBC)