Two folks lifeless after multi-vehicle crash on Freeway 401 in Mississauga

Police say two individuals are lifeless after a multi-vehicle crash in Mississauga on Saturday morning.

Ontario Provincial Police stated they’re investigating the crash on Freeway 401 at Winston Churchill Boulevard, which came about at round 9 a.m.

Const. Kevin Westhead stated two males have been pronounced lifeless on the scene, and one man was transported to hospital in essential situation.

Provincial police initially stated that the person died in hospital, however later clarified that he stays in essential situation.

“There have been two people who have been pronounced deceased right here on the scene, and that third particular person, all males out of the F-150, that third particular person was transported to hospital and continues to be in essential,” Westhead instructed reporters on the scene. 

Police stated the preliminary investigation is suggesting that the crash first concerned a Ford car and a Lexus car. Westhead stated the 2 automobiles collided with one another, which then despatched the Ford via the freeway median and into the eastbound lanes the place it crashed into an oncoming Dodge.

Different automobiles have been additionally concerned “not directly” within the crash after they have been hit by particles from the incident, Westhead stated. 

The eastbound and westbound lanes, in each instructions, are at present closed within the space, and can stay closed presumably into the night, police stated. Officers added that folks ought to anticipate main delays within the space for at the very least 24 hours.

“The quick lane and the lane subsequent to will probably be closed for at the very least the subsequent 24 hours for the ministry of transportation to get out right here and restore the centre median space,” Westhead stated. 

“That closure might prolong longer even presumably the remainder of the weekend relying on the size of the preliminary investigation.” 

Police initially stated tractor-trailer was concerned within the crash, however later clarified that data was not right. 

“That sadly was just a bit little bit of confusion initially,” Westhead stated.

–With information from the Canadian Press