3 dead in crash involving commercial vehicle and SUV in Bradford
Traffic reconstruction officers on scene for several hours investigating head-on crash
Three people are dead after a head-on crash involving a commercial vehicle and an SUV approximately an hour from Toronto Friday evening, South Simcoe Police say.
Police were called to the scene on Yonge Street between 12th and 14th line in Bradford around 4:45 p.m.
Police say the commercial vehicle, which was a heavy truck, was traveling southbound on Yonge Street while the SUV was traveling northbound with the crash occured.
All three victims were travelling in the SUV, police say.
FATAL COLLISION UPDATE: Traffic Sgt. Dave Phillips had this update at the scene of a collision in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bradford?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bradford</a> that claimed the lives of three people. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/trafficalert?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#trafficalert</a> <a href="https://t.co/h3qJOXtvbh">pic.twitter.com/h3qJOXtvbh</a>—@SouthSimcoePS
A 37-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene, according to a police news release. A nine-year-old boy was taken to hospital and later died.
The truck driver was treated at the scene and released, police say.
Traffic reconstruction officers were on the scene for several hours investigating. A stretch of Yonge Street which was closed for the investigation has now reopened.
Police say they are now working to notify next of kin.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact police.
FATAL COLLISION: A 9-year-old boy, a 37-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman were killed in a head-on crash in Bradford around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019. Details in our Media Release- <a href="https://t.co/bu1FwWPEld">https://t.co/bu1FwWPEld</a> <a href="https://t.co/GgjJETrNJW">pic.twitter.com/GgjJETrNJW</a>—@SouthSimcoePS