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Toronto man arrested in alleged road rage incident that left 5 injured in Hwy. 401 crash

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WATCH ABOVE: Catherine McDonald was there when the accused was released and has the latest on the OPP road rage investigation into Monday's incident on Highway 401 – Jul 18, 2018

Ontario Provincial Police say a 59-year-old Toronto man has been arrested in a road rage investigation after five people, including three children, were injured in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 401.

The collision happened around 12:45 a.m. Monday in the eastbound collector lanes near Leslie Street.

Toronto paramedics said one child under the age of two was rushed to a trauma centre in serious condition and two other children were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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Sgt. Kerry Schmidt identified the youngest child hurt as a 17-month-old who remains in critical condition.

Authorities said two adults, women in their 50s and 60s, were also transported to hospital with minor injuries.

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Police announced on Tuesday the man is facing dangerous driving-related charges. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday for a bail hearing.

“There’s no place for road rage anywhere in our society or on our highways,” Schmidt said on Twitter Tuesday evening, adding further details will be released on Wednesday.

— With files from Nick Westoll