A 17-year-old girl was killed and two others were seriously injured following a single-vehicle crash in Markham early Friday morning.
The incident happened around 3 a.m. near the intersection of 14th Avenue and Markham Road.
York Regional Police said a female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other women, 21 and 22 years of age, were taken to hospital with life-threatening and serious injuries.
Police said firefighters had to use the jaws of life to remove the roof of the vehicle to extricate the women trapped inside.
There’s no word yet on the cause of the collision.
A resident in the area said the roadway on the eastbound lane of 14th Avenue approaching Markham Road has always been a concern in the neighbourhood due to the sharp left turn.
“I’ve seen three people make that mistake. They tend to want to go straight when you should veer left slightly. If you’re not paying attention or not familiar with the street you would tend to run off the road,” resident Garnet Knott told Global News.
“If it’s really foggy, you cannot see the road. You have to slowly and cautiously approach it.”
The area remains closed to traffic for the investigation.