Fatal Crash On 401 Leaves Two Dead

A portion of Highway 401 eastbound in Toronto was closed Wednesday morning after a fatal accident. At least two people died.

Shortly after 4 am, emergency crews were called east of Don Valley Parkway and found a vehicle wrapped around a metal beam supporting an overhead road sign.

It is not clear whether the victims are men or women at this stage.

The car was almost cut in half under the impact of the accident.

All eastbound slipways were closed between Warden Avenue and Kennedy Road. The eastbound ramp on Warden Avenue has also been closed. The tracks have since been reopened.

The Ontario Provincial Police said the road would remain closed indefinitely on Wednesday morning as the teams try to clean up the debris from the accident. Photo: Radio-Canada / Tony Smyth
The Ontario Provincial Police said the road would remain closed indefinitely on Wednesday morning as the teams try to clean up the debris from the accident. Photo: Radio-Canada / Tony Smyth

Express lanes remain closed from Leslie Street to Brimley Road.

“For some unknown reason, the driver lost control of the vehicle,” Prash Niranjan said. The police are investigating to determine the circumstances of the accident, while examining various factors, such as speed and weather conditions.

As the vehicle is a recent model, investigators believe they can retrieve information from their computer systems.

The OPP has not indicated how long these closures could last.

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Amy Is a researcher and law student at York University (TORONTO). She has worked as the Director of the Graduate Lawyering Program. She worked for American law firms in Moscow, Russia for three years. Hegraduated from Columbia Law School, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and Harvard College. She research interest is in human rights and health law, with a particular focus on the law and policy of vaccination.

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