Five people are dead after a two-car collision on Highway 60 near Hidden Valley Road just outside the town of Huntsville, Ont.
Around 11 p.m. on November 25, the Huntsville detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), received a call that a westbound Mercedes SUV had collided with an eastbound Ford SUV.
There were four people in the Mercedes SUV and each was between the ages of 15 to 17. According to OPP, they were all from North York and Richmond Hill in the Greater Toronto Area. Three of the teenagers were pronounced dead on scene, while the fourth was transported to the Huntsville Memorial Hospital and later died from their injuries. Police have yet to release the identities of the deceased.
The driver of the Ford SUV was Huntsville local Jessica Lynn Ward, 42. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Jessica’s sister-in-law, Jenna Robinson, has created a GoFundMe page to help support Jessica’s two teenage children.
Highway 60 was closed for several hours overnight while police trained in collision reconstruction investigated and documented the scene.
In an email, provincial Const. Dana Morris said: “The collision is still under investigation and at this time the cause of the collision has not been determined.”
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash camera footage to contact the Huntsville OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit information online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.
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