UPDATE: All five people in car that collided with train near Tottenham, killing two, were from Brampton

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Published October 17, 2021 at 4:32 pm

All five people in the car that slammed into a freight train near Tottenham, Ontario Thursday night were from Brampton, Nottawasaga OPP have confirmed.

Two women, aged 24 and 19, were killed in the accident when the car they were in collided with the train at the 5th Line crossing, just west of where they were employed as temp workers at F&P Manufacturing.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene while the other died in hospital.

Next of kin have been notified but Nottawasaga OPP Media Relations Manager Cindy Jacome said the family had requested their names not be released.

The male driver of the vehicle and two other passengers – all from Brampton – were airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre where they are listed in serious condition.

Jacome said the four women all worked at F&P but it was unknown if the driver also worked there. All the people in the vehicle were between the ages of 19 and 28.

The impact of the collision pushed the car more than a kilometre north of the 5th Line, which is not a gated crossing but has working warning lights. No charges have been laid at this time and the investigation is still ongoing.

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