Video – SIU Investigating Collision on Highway 401 in Whitby that Resulted in Fatalities

In Local, Police Blotter

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 401 last night in Whitby that resulted tragically in the deaths of four individuals.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 7:50 p.m. on April 29, 2024, the Durham Regional Police Service became aware of a robbery at an LCBO in Clarington.
  • Officers made their way to the scene, and located a cargo van of interest.
  • Officers followed the cargo van through numerous streets in Durham region.
  • At some point, the cargo van entered Highway 401 at Stevenson Road, going in the wrong direction. It was traveling westbound in eastbound lanes.
  • Shortly after, there was a multi-vehicle collision involving at least six vehicles.
  • An occupant of the cargo van was pronounced deceased at the scene. Three individuals – a 60-year-old, a 55-year-old and an infant – were also pronounced deceased at the scene. One other person was transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Five investigators, one forensic investigator and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to the case.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php
Pete Fisher
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