Fatal Multi-Car Collision Shuts Down The 400

Highway 400 is closed in both directions, north of Newmarket, after a fatal multi car pileup, late last night.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says it happened on the northbound 400, north of highway 88 at about 10:30p, resulting in multiple fatalities.

Schmidt said that numerous transport trucks were involved, including at least two fuel tankers saying  “massive fireballs and massive explosions” reduced most of the vehicles to “shells” with “nothing left.”

Schmidt said officials have not confirmed the number of fatalities or injuries as a result of the fire.

Highway 400 is closed in both directions between Highway 88 and Highway 89.

Schmidt said that the highway  sustained damage in the fire, and the closure would be in effect for an extended period of time.

Most drivers are using Hwy 27 to get around the wreck.

 

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Posted in All Stories, Stacey Englehart

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