Officers from the Northumberland detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently on scene of a multi vehicle collision on the eastbound lanes of Highway 401, just east of County Road 28. At this time, the east lanes of the highway are closed from Toronto Road in Port Hope to Burnham St. in Cobourg.
On August 3, 2017 at 10:03 p.m. OPP officers along with paramedics and fire crews were dispatched to a multi vehicle crash on the eastbound lanes of Highway 401. An eastbound tractor trailer collided with 2 other eastbound passenger vehicles resulting in a fire.
There are two people confirmed dead, names are being withheld pending next of kin notification. OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are at scene and will have the highway closed for several hours during their investigation.
The westbound lanes that were closed due to poor visibility caused by smoke have now been re-opened. The eastbound lanes will remain closed during the investigation.