One dead, 16 others hurt during a massive pileup — KINGSTON CRASH

Elias Hubbard
December 2, 2019

The crash happened just after 2:30 p.m.in snowy conditions, forcing Ontario Provincial Police to close the highway's westbound lanes from Joyceville Road to Highway 15.

A 33-year-old Nova Scotia man died and 16 others were hurt during a massive pileup on Highway 401 in Kingston on Sunday afternoon.

The Kingston area is now under a winter travel advisory. They also treated one patient and released them at the scene.

Frontenac OPP Const. Curtis Dick had said the westbound lanes of Highway 401 would not "realistically" open until Monday morning, due to the sheer number of vehicles involved in the crash.

"It's going to be a long haul", he said.

At 8:30 p.m., tow trucks were still removing damaged vehicles from the highway.

"Stranded motorists not involved in the collision are being remove from the highway by Kingston City Transit buses and taken to a warming centre", OPP said.

Police are still working to identify the deceased and notify that person's next-of-kin.

It was unknown by that point when the highway would be cleared.

One person has died following a pileup involving dozens of vehicles during a winter storm on Sunday that also left thousands without power across southern Ontario.

Vehicles were towed away from a pileup on Highway 401 westbound between Montreal Street and Highway 15 on Sunday night, December 1, 2019. It was a rough day on Ontario highways, with provincial police reporting approximately 400 crashes in the Greater Toronto Area since the snow started falling on Sunday. The collision involved an estimated 30 to 40 vehicles, killing one person and injuring 16 others.

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