Victims identified in fatal fiery multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 401 in Mississauga
Ontario Provincial Police have identified the two deceased victims following a fiery multi-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in Mississauga Sunday night.
OPP responded to the collision at around 9:30 p.m. on the eastbound collector lanes of Highway 401, near Dixon Road.
Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the driver of a red Corvette was following another car too closely, made an unsafe lane change and clipped a transport truck.
The truck then lost control and veered into another lane, police said, hitting a Mazda before slamming into a guard rail.
Schmidt said the truck burst into flames and its trailer, full with skids of water, mounted the guard rail and crashed into the eastbound express lanes of the highway.
Gurcharan Brar, 34, who was the driver of the Corvette, and 77-year-old Glenda Parker, the passenger of the Mazda, both died in hospital.
Police said three others were injured at the time with non-life threatening injuries and have since been released from hospital. The truck driver was also unhurt.
Schmidt said the crash and the subsequent fire caused major damage to the concrete barriers that separate the collector and express lanes, which are being repaired by the Ministry of Transportation.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to come forward.
– With files from The Canadian Press
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