Four killed, 2 injured in seven vehicle collision on Highway 401

By on May 11, 2017


Four people are dead and two others are in serious condition following a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario. (Photo byhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AHighway_401's_busiest_point.jpg)
Four people are dead and two others are in serious condition following a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario. (Photo byhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AHighway_401’s_busiest_point.jpg)

KINGSTON, Ont. — Four people are dead and two others are in serious condition following a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario.

Ontario Provincial Police say seven vehicles were involved in the westbound crash at about 1:25 a.m. northeast of Kingston, Ont.

The vehicles included four tractor-trailers, a commercial truck and two passenger vehicles, one of which caught fire in the crash.

Police say the four people who died were all in the vehicle that caught fire.

Two other people were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police say the victims will not be identified until relatives are notified.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash and police say Highway 401 westbound at the accident scene (at Joyceville Rd.) will be closed for an undetermined amount of time to allow for the investigation.