Police have named the two people who died in a Saturday night collision near Mount Hope.
Around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Ontario Provincial Police say, a Honda Accord going northbound on Highway 6 near Chippewa Road crossed the centre line and struck an oncoming pickup truck.
Unable to swerve out of the way, a Chevy Cruz crashed into the rear of the pickup and became wedged underneath the bed of the truck.
The two occupants of the Honda — David Anderson, 64, and Dulce Bustria, 53, both of Hamilton — were pronounced dead at the scene.
Paramedics transported three other victims to hospital, two in “serious” condition and one with “non-life-threatening injuries,” said Marc Tremblay, a spokesperson with the Hamilton Paramedic Service.
In a statement released Sunday afternoon, the OPP said it's not known why the Honda crossed into oncoming traffic.
Sgt. Dave Woodford, of the OPP’s highway safety division, said earlier in the day that he doesn’t believe alcohol and speed were factors in the fatal collision, but noted the investigation is ongoing.
The coroner, he added, is investigating and will perform an autopsy in the coming days.
Police ask anyone with information on the crash to call the OPP’s Burlington detachment at 905-681-2511.