A 59-year-old woman is dead following a three-vehicle crash on Saturday night at a high-collision intersection on the city's east side..

Two others were sent to Royal University Hospital following the crash and are in critical condition.

The collision happened at the intersection of College Drive and Preston Avenue at about 8 p.m. CST. Police now say that woman who died was a passenger in a minivan that ran a red light.

Investigators determined that the 45-year-old woman driving the minivan was travelling south on Preston when she went through a red light on College Drive. That's when the van was broadsided by a truck, knocking the van into a third vehicle.

The five people in the van suffered a range of serious injuries. In addition to the 56-year-old woman dying, an 18-month-old baby girl was also taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. She is now in serious but stable condition.

College Drive crash

The collision happened at the intersection of College Drive and Preston Avenue at about 8 p.m. CST. (Peter Mills/CBC)

In total, 13 people were involved in the collision.

Emergency crews had to use extrication tools to get to three of the people who were stuck in one vehicle.

Police said alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

MD Ambulance reports that paramedics responded to 195 calls over the weekend, many of which were motor vehicle crashes. In total, 21 people were taken to hospital.