Two dead after three-vehicle crash in Innisfil Monday morning
Two women are dead and eight injured in a three-vehicle collision at Sideroad 20 and Line 6 in Innisfil Monday morning. The investigation is continuing. CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDI
INNISFIL – Two women are dead and eight people were injured after a three-vehicle collision at Sideroad 20 and Line 6 in Innisfil Monday morning.
“At this initial stage of the investigation it seems it was a stop sign infraction. It appears we had a Kia SUV eastbound on Line 6 at approximately 11:35 a.m. and it either missed the stop sign (at Sideroad 20) or came out too soon,” South Simcoe police Const. Rich Williamson said at the scene. “A van southbound on Sideroad 20 struck the Kia, which ended up on its roof in the ditch.”
A 49 year old Toronto woman, a passenger in the Kia Soul, was declared dead at the scene.
A second passenger, a 31 year old Toronto woman, was transported to Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, then airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre, where she was reported in critical condition. She later succumbed to her injuries, on August 1.
Two other occupants of the Kia - the driver, a 52 year old York Region woman, and a 26 year old Toronto woman who was a passenger in the front seat - were transported to hospital with minor injuries, treated and released.
The occupants of the Toyota van, an Innisfil family of four that included a 9 year old boy and 6 year old girl, also suffered minor injuries. After striking the Kia, the van struck a northbound Ford pick-up truck with two occupants - a man and a woman from Innisfil, both in their 60s. They also suffered minor injuries.
South Simcoe police, county paramedics and Innisfil firefighters responded to the collision.
Sideroad 20 was closed between Line 5 and Line 7 until approximately 5:30 p.m., for the investigation.
Alcohol is not considered a factor in the crash, police say.