SOUTH STORMONT — Emergency services are currently at the scene of a single-vehicle collision on Highway 401 westbound at mile marker 793. Initial reports indicate that the car travelling westbound with three occupants inside left the roadway and struck the ditch. Two of the occupants were pronounced dead at the scene, while one has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The cause of the collision is under investigation.
As a result of the collision, a section of Highway 401 is closed to traffic with indicated detours in place, closed at mile marker 796 – Boundary Road to mile marker 792 – McConnell Ave, both Eastbound and Westbound lanes. It is unknown when the road will reopen.
Police are asking for information from who was travelling in the area and observed the crash, or if they have dashcam footage from their vehicle. Please contact SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122.