Woman and child killed, two others injured in crash on Highway

By on August 30, 2017


Highway 401 had been shut down because of the crash but was re-opened in both directions at about 11 p.m. (Wikimedia commons, Public domain)
Highway 401 had been shut down because of the crash but was re-opened in both directions at about 11 p.m. (Wikimedia commons, Public domain)

DUTTON, Ont.— A woman and child were killed and two other people were taken to hospital following a collision on Highway 401 in southwestern Ontario on Tuesday afternoon.

Elgin County OPP say the crash occurred near the town of Dutton at about 4:30 p.m. when a pickup truck heading east crossed the centre median and struck a westbound van.

Two people in the van, 42-year-old Sarah Payne and five-year-old Freya Payne of London, Ont., died of their injuries.

A six-year-old boy in the van, William Payne, and the 56-year-old Cambridge, Ont., man driving the pickup were in stable condition.

Provincial police say charges are pending.

Highway 401 had been shut down because of the crash but was re-opened in both directions at about 11 p.m.