South Simcoe police say three family members have died after a head-on crash in Bradford during the Friday afternoon rush hour.
Police said emergency crews were called to Yonge Street, south of 14th Line, at around 4:30 p.m.
Sgt. David Phillips told reporters a northbound SUV and a southbound commercial truck crashed.
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A 60-year-old Barrie woman in the SUV and her son, a 36-year-old man from Newmarket, died at the scene. The man’s son, a nine-year-old boy who was also in the SUV, was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The victim from Newmarket has been identified as Kyle Cobet and his mother has been identified as Wendy Cobet.
Officers said they’re not releasing the name of the child out of sensitivity to the family. However, a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign identified the boy as Christian Nunes. According to the campaign’s statement, it was established to help with Christian’s funeral expenses.
Police said Kyle was driving the SUV that crossed the centre line and collided with the truck.
The truck driver was treated by paramedics at the scene and later released.
Police said all factors leading up to the crash are under investigation.
“When multiple fatalities take place there’s a lot of work that has to be done. We’re not going to jump to conclusions as to what took place until the evidence leads us to that,” Phillips said. “It’s a significant amount of damage.”
Witnesses or anyone in the area with dashcam video were asked to call South Simcoe police.
— With files from Daina Goldfinger