Two people have been pronounced dead following a collision on the 401 in Mississauga.
According to Sgt Kerry Schmidt of the OPP, the collision occurred last night (August 11) around 9:30 on the 401 eastbound just approaching Dixie Road.
Schmidt said that a transport truck was cut off by a red Corvette and lost control, and took out a Mazda.
The driver of the transport truck was able to escape injury, and the passenger of the Corvette and the driver of the Mazda have both been released from the hospital.
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However, the 34-year-old driver of the Corvette and the 77-year-old passenger of the Mazda have both been pronounced dead.
As a result, the 401 eastbound (express and collectors) are currently closed approaching Dixie Road. And there is a full closure in place approaching highway 10.
The closures are expected to remain in place for several hours.
The investigation is ongoing and OPP are looking for witnesses.
— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) August 12, 2019
UPDATE:ROAD CLOSURE: #Hwy401 EB Collectors lanes can now access #Hwy410 / #Hwy403 ramps – Express lanes remain CLOSED at Hurontario St – due to a fatal motor vehicle collision. Traffic able to re-enter at Dixie Rd. ^ag
— OPP GTA Traffic (@OPP_GTATraffic) August 12, 2019
Photo is courtesy of Schmidt.