Two confirmed dead following Hwy 401 crash east of County Rd 28

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(PORT HOPE, ON) Officers from the Northumberland detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently on scene of a multi vehicle collision on the eastbound lanes of Highway 401, just east of County Road 28.  At this time both east and westbound lanes of the highway are closed from Toronto Road in Port Hope to Burnham St. in Cobourg.

On August 3, 2017 at 10:03pm OPP officers along with paramedics and fire crews were dispatched to a multi vehicle crash on the eastbound lanes of Highway 401. An eastbound tractor trailer collided with 2 other eastbound passenger vehicles resulting in a fire. There are two people confirmed dead, names are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are at scene and will have the highway closed for several hours during their investigation.

Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have opened the left lane of the eastbound Highway at County Road 28. The center and right lane remains closed at this time. On ramps at Toronto Road and County Road 28 will remain closed until repairs are complete on all lanes of the highway affected by the collision.