The crash that killed 11 people in southwestern Ontario Monday is not the first vehicle collision to claim many lives. Here are five other notable examples:

  • Oct. 8, 1989: A family reunion turned tragic when a logging truck lost its load while travelling down a road in New Brunswick. The logs fell into a wagon carrying reunion participants on a hayride, killing 13 people. At least 45 were injured.
  • Oct. 13, 1997: A chartered bus carrying senior citizens on a tour plunged off an embankment about 100 kilometres northeast of Quebec City. The 30-foot fall killed 43 of the 48 passengers on board.
  • Sept. 3, 1999: Dense fog near Windsor, Ont., caused an 87-vehicle pileup on Highway 401. Eight people died in the ensuing blazes and another 45 were injured.
  • March 16, 2000: A minivan carrying pre-school children on a day-care outing crashed near St-Jean-Baptiste-de-Nicolet, Que, killing eight of the 10 toddlers on board.
  • Jan. 12, 2008: Freezing rain on a highway near Bathurst, N.B., caused a high school basketball coach to veer into the path of a tractor-trailer while driving his team home from an out of town game. Eight people, including seven players, were killed.