(CHATHAM, ON) On July 30, 2017 around 4:40 p.m., Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Chatham-Kent Fire Service, and Chatham-Kent Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to a six vehicle collision on Highway 401 near Dillon Road.
A westbound Tractor Trailer collided with six vehicles which were stopped on the highway due to a separate motor vehicle collision.
As a result of the collision, two passengers traveling in the pick-up, a 42-year-old female and 14-year-old male of Amherstburg, Ontario, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The 39-year-old male driver, of the pick-up, was air lifted to hospital with serious injuries and a 12-year-old male passenger was transported by ambulance to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Highway 401 between Bloomfield Road and Queens Line was closed for eleven hours.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
Any person with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police Chatham-Kent detachment at 1-888-310-1122.
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