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2 dead, 1 child taken to trauma centre after collision on Hwy. 401 in Clarington near ONroute

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WATCH ABOVE: The OPP are investigating a deadly collision outside the ONroute in Clarington. They say a vehicle struck the back of a parked transport truck just before 7 am Monday. Aaron Streck reports – Jul 19, 2021

Two people are dead and a child was taken to a trauma centre after a collision Monday morning on Highway 401 near an ONroute service centre in Clarington, Ontario Provincial Police say.

Emergency crews responded to reports of a collision on westbound highway 401 involving a passenger vehicle and a transport truck just before 7 a.m.

OPP said the vehicle was exiting the highway at the ramp into the westbound ONroute service centre when it collided with the back of the stopped truck pulled over on the right side.

Police said a 49-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy died at the scene and a five-year-old boy who was sitting in the back was airlifted to a trauma centre.

Access to the westbound ramp to the ONroute is closed as the investigation continues. It expected to be reopened by 1 p.m.

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Investigators are asking anyone with information or who may have witnessed the collision to contact police.

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