3 dead, 1 seriously injured in crash northeast of Listowel, Ont.

Wellington County OPP are investigating a fatal crash involving a tractor trailer and a work van. via @OPP_WR/Twitter

UPDATED: Wellington County OPP have identified the three men who died on Wednesday night

Wellington County OPP say three men are dead and another is in hospital with serious injuries following a crash Wednesday night.

At around 8:30 p.m., a tractor trailer and a work van collided on Wellington County Road 109 near Side Road 12, northeast of Listowel and west of Arthur, Ont., police said.

Const. Josh Cunningham said two men were pronounced dead at the scene while another two were taken to hospital. One of the two in the hospital later died of his injuries.

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“The three deceased individuals were in the work-style van and the other injured person was in the semi tractor-trailer,” Cunningham said on Thursday morning.

The victims have not been identified and Cunningham said officers are still in the process of notifying their family members.

Wellington Road 109 was closed between Wellington Road 10 and Wellington Road 11 overnight but had reopened as of 10 a.m. Thursday.

Cunningham said the investigation is ongoing and officers are still trying to figure how the crash happened.

“It’s way too early in the investigation to step out and say what the exact cause was. The reconstructionists will have a lot of work ahead of them,” he said.

OPP is asking anyone that may have witnessed this collision to call 1-888-310-1122.


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