Two members of a family were killed after their vehicle struck a parked commercial motor vehicle on Highway 401 in Clarington on Monday, July 19, 2021.
At approximately 6:47 a.m. a vehicle travelling westbound was exiting Highway 401 entering into the westbound OnRoute Centre west of Newtonville when it collided with the back of a commercial motor vehicle that had pulled off and was parked on the shoulder of the off-ramp.
Skid marks at the scene indicate the vehicle possible lost control and slid sideways, with the drivers side colliding with the parked commercial motor vehicle.
The 49-year-old driver and 16-year-old front passenger (both males) were pronounced deceased at the scene.
A five-year-old child who was in the rear seat was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre.
Members of the OPP Technical Traffic Collision examined the scene thoroughly for any indication on how the collision happened.
Anyone who witnessed the vehicle driving along Highway 401 is asked to call Whitby OPP at 1-416-235-4981 or OPP at 1-888-310-1122.