Two people are dead following a two-vehicle collision on the 401 near Odessa. OPP said the two victims were a male and a female, and that both were in a black SUV that was struck by a transport truck.
Eastbound lanes of the highway were opened around 2 p.m. on Friday. The collision occurred shortly after 4 a.m. on Friday morning.
Const. Roop Sandhu says that the accident occurred because the SUV hit the guard rail and then spun out into what Sandhu called a “live lane”. Sandhu said the transport truck was not able to stop in time, and then collided with the SUV.
No other cause of the accident is available at this time.
Photos from the scene show a blue trap covering the cab of the SUV. The engine looks like it has separated from the frame of the SUV.
OPP are not sure about any other injuries or fatalities.
The OPP Technical Collision Investigators and Fire crews are on scene.
A detour is in place at County Road 6 in Odessa.
With files from Alexandra Mazur.