All eastbound lanes of the QEW in Oakville remain closed this morning several hours after a fiery, multi-vehicle crash that claimed two lives.
The OPP say two trucks were involved in a crash in the Toronto-bound lanes of the highway near Trafalgar Rd on Tuesday night.
The collision touched off a large fire in one of the trucks which was carrying fuel, which engulfed another vehicle that was pinned between the two trucks.
Two people in the vehicle that was pinned were trapped, and pronounced dead at the scene. Their names, ages, and hometowns have yet to be released.
Police said three people in a fourth vehicle were transported to hospital, but there’s been no update on the extent of their injuries.
BREAKING: At least 2 people killed in fiery crash on QEW EB @ Trafalgar Rd in Oakville. Truck on fire. pic.twitter.com/eCwZ2aqELh
— Jeremy Cohn (@JeremyGlobalTV) December 23, 2015
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but Police have said charges are pending.
It’s believed all Toronto-bound lanes of the QEW at Trafalgar will remain closed until approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday for repaving.
Until then, all eastbound traffic is being forced off at Trafalgar Road, but motorists can re-enter at Ford Drive.
Update – QEW at Trafalgar Rd. Oakville will remain closed until approx 2pm for repaving after overnight fatal collision and fire
— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) December 23, 2015