Woman dead after 3-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in Pickering

The scene of the crash in the area of Highway 401 and Whites Road on Friday. MTO

Ontario Provincial Police say a woman is dead after a three-vehicle collision on Highway 401 in Pickering on Friday.

Police first tweeted about the crash, which happened in the westbound collector lanes at Whites Road, shortly after 11:30 a.m.

A police spokesperson told Global News a stalled vehicle was hit by other vehicles, causing one of them to catch fire.

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A woman died, while another person was taken to a local hospital and two were assessed at the scene, police said.

Further information regarding the collision wasn’t immediately available.

The westbound collector lanes of Highway 401 are closed in the area as officers investigate.

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