It’s been a deadly Thanksgiving weekend on Ontario roads. At least five people have been killed in five separate  crashes.

  • In Mississauga, one person was killed Saturday afternoon, when a car hit a barrier at Cawthra Road. Two others in the car were taken to hospital.
  • In the Halton Hills area, a 27-year-old man was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a wire fence.
  • In Orangeville, a crash claimed the life of a 30-year-old motorcycle driver.
  • In Milton, a 61-year-old woman died when she was hit by a car in front of the Mohawk Race Track on Saturday afternoon. The 77-year-old driver of the car was not injured but she became distressed and was taken to hospital as a precaution, police said.
  • In eastern Ontario, a 17-year-old was killed Friday night when his car crashed into a pillar of the Seaway International Bridge at Cornwall.

These crashes and others have occurred on a weekend when police are out in force, trying to make sure people are not drinking and driving.

Sgt. Jack West of the Toronto police says people should plan ahead and make sure there is a designated driver if they’re headed out for Thanksgiving dinner.