3 people killed in ‘violent’ Hwy. 427 crash near Mississauga were students from Bangladesh
Published February 15, 2023 at 9:21 am
Police have identified the driver and three people killed in an extreme high-speed crash at the Mississauga and Toronto border.
The crash happened on the Hwy. 427 southbound ramp to Dundas Street around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 13.
The vehicle was travelling at “extreme high rates of speed” with four occupants. It left the ramp, went over the concrete wall, and into the ditch where it was then vaulted into a concrete wall on Dundas Street. The vehicle then crashed back onto the ramp where it burst into flames.
Schmidt called it a “very violent collision.”
Two people were pronounced dead on the scene and a third died in hospital.
In an update, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said police have identified the four people in the vehicle.
They were Toronto residents on study permits from Bangladesh, said Schmidt.
The passengers — a 20-year-old man, a 20-year-old woman, and a 17-year-old boy — were all killed in the crash.
The driver, a 21-year-old man, was critically injured in the crash. As of yesterday afternoon, he was in critical condition in hospital.
“The families all have been notified,” Schmidt said.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash and are seeking witnesses, he added.
Anyone with information on this crash should call Toronto OPP at 416-235-4981.
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Update: Everyone from the vehicle have been identified, they were all living in Toronto on study permits from Bangladesh pic.twitter.com/QvCMGPaE7e
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