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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The 401 Claims Four

The 401 Claims Four

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. Thursday morning 11th of May, northeast of Kingston.

The vehicles included four tractor-trailers, an armoured truck carrying cash 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. was closed until late Thursday afternoon to allow for the investigation and the clean up.