Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Dead, at Least 15 Injured in Pileup on Highway 401 at Whitby, Ont.,

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Dead, at Least 15 Injured in Pileup on Highway 401 at Whitby, Ont.,

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Three dead in multi-vehicle crash on 401

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WHITBY, Ont. - Three people have died and more than a dozen others have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash on a major highway east of Toronto.

"It is a huge scene here," Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said Saturday morning of the collision Friday night on Highway 401 at Whitby, Ont.

A man, a woman and a boy died in the pileup, Schmidt said, adding that as many as 20 vehicles, including four tractor-trailer trucks, were involved in the collision in the westbound lanes of the highway.

"With all these vehicles crumpled up, it's an unbelievable scene here with steel and aluminum twisted around from these vehicles that are not even recognizable as cars," he said.

Five of the injured were initially in critical condition with life-threatening injuries and that another 11 suffered serious injuries and had been taken to hospitals across the region, Schmidt said. …

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