6-year-old boy dies in hospital after Highway 403 crash

Police say a six-year-old boy has died in hospital after a car crash on Highway 403 west of Toronto.

A pregnant woman also involved in crash is now in stable condition

A six-year-old boy died in hospital following the single-car crash on Highway 403, near the Mavis Road off-ramp. (@OPP_HSD/Twitter)

Police say a six-year-old boy has died in hospital after a car crash on Highway 403 west of Toronto.

The single-car collision occurred shortly before noon on Friday near the Mavis Road off-ramp. A pregnant woman and a man were also taken to hospital but are now in stable condition. The man has since been released from hospital.

Images from the scene of the crash show a crumpled hatchback that slammed into a light pole off to the side of the highway, causing the car to flip over a guardrail. 

OPP spokesperson Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the investigation into the circumstances of the crash is still ongoing.

With files from CBC Toronto