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3 people killed, 1 airlifted to hospital after head-on collision in Pickering

Three people are dead and one person has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a head-on collision in Pickering, Ontario Provincial Police says.

The incident happened on Highway 7 between Sideline 26 and Sideline 28

A collision that killed three people and seriously injured another may have been caused by a vehicle that lost control on a snow-covered road while passing another car on Highway 7 in Pickering. (Kerry Schmidt/Twitter)

Three people are dead and one person has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a head-on collision in Pickering, Ontario Provincial Police say.

OPP Const. Robert Knight says officers responded to reports of a serious collision around 12:10 p.m. between two cars, a Mercedes headed eastbound on Highway 7 and a BMW attempting to pass another vehicle near Sideline 28. 

One of the vehicles lost control on a snow-covered road, according to a tweet posted by OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

An Ornge air ambulance transported a passenger from one of the vehicles to Sunnybrook Hospital in critical condition. 

The coroner and traffic support units have been dispatched to the scene to investigate the cause of the collision, says Knight.

Highway 7 is closed in both directions between Brock Road and York Durham Line.

OPP is advising motorists to stay clear of the area.