‘Multiple’ people dead in crash involving tractor trailer, Ontario police say
by The Canadian Press
A passenger car collided with a truck on Highway 69 north of Parry Sound, Ont. Tuesday afternoon; an investigation is underway
PARRY SOUND, Ont.—Provincial police say “multiple” people are dead after a crash north of Parry Sound Feb. 6.
Police say they’re still working to determine the exact number of deceased, as one of the vehicles was fully engulfed in flames by the time officers got to the scene at about 4 p.m.
They say a northbound passenger vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and was hit by a transport truck.
Highway 69 was closed for more than seven hours for the investigation, which police say is still ongoing.
Police say they don’t expect to lay any charges in the incident.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Though there has been no word on which vehicle was to blame, the latest fatal accident comes as the province continues to work on making Ontario’s roads safer. At the end of last year, police said the trucking industry needs to take a close look at how it conducts business following a major crash outside Toronto.