A fire fighter was injured and an Ontario Provincial Police vehicle was struck following accidents on Highway 401 Saturday morning near Lancaster.
At about 7:54 a.m., Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a report of a collision involving a South Glengarry Fire Department tanker truck. The truck was responding to another reported collision
when the volunteer firefighter driving the truck lost control, causing the unit to roll over. The driver was transported to hospital suffering from non-life threatening injuries.
Police closed off a section of the westbound lanes of Highway 401 re-routing traffic at the Lancaster exit. At approximately 8:40 a.m., a passenger vehicle lost control and collided with an unattended OPP vehicle used to alert oncoming traffic. A
female passenger in the vehicle received minor injuries. The 31-year-old male driver from Mirabel was charged with driving without insurance or permit.
A section of the highway remained closed for approximately three hours.
The three victims of an accident on Highway 401 near Lancaster Sunday have been identified as Jonathan Cawthron, 28, of Nova Scotia, and Akansksha Jain, 27, of Kingston, and Sharad Srivastava, 58, of India.
Jonathan Cawthron was driving an SUV the wrong way in the westbound lane of Highway 401 when it collided head-on with a westbound Hyundai, that was passing a tractor trailer. The SUV then collided with the truck.
Two of the victims died at the scene of the crash.
Sharad Srivastava, the mother of the Hyundai driver, succumbed to her injuries overnight in hospital.
The driver of the Hyundai and his three-year-old son were transported to local hospital with serious injuries.
The 53-year-old male truck driver, from St-Lazare, was not injured.
Approximately 15 passengers were injured in a collision between a double-decker bus and a tractor trailer June 23 at about 2:30 p.m. on the Highway 401 westbound lane east of Lancaster.
Two of the injured were airlifted to hospitals.
The other 30 passengers were transported to the Williamstown arena awaiting alternate transportation.
The westbound 401 is closed in that area.
Hwy 401 west near Lancaster. Serious crash between bus and tractor trailer. Officers, ambulance and fire at scene. Road closed. Use detours
— OPP East (@OPP_ER) June 23, 2015