At least 2 dead in Highway 400 multi-vehicle pileup
|CTVnews 01 Nov 2017 at 07:51|
BARRIE, Ont. -- Ontario Provincial Police say at least two people have died in a 14-vehicle pileup north of Toronto that has caused a massive fire and closed a stretch of highway in both directions.
OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says that two fuel tanker trucks and at least three transport trucks were involved in the fiery crash, which happened in the northbound lanes of Highway 400, south of Barrie, Ont.
Schmidt says all lanes of the highway are closed between Country Road 88 and Highway 89 and are expected to remain closed all day today.
Video footage of the scene posted on social media shows towering flames and the sound of explosions.
The cause of the collision, which happened Tuesday just before 11:30 p.m., is still under investigation, but Schmidt says initial inspections indicate that a transport truck may have collided into slowing traffic.