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Fatal overnight crash closes Highway 401 westbound near Guelph (Updated)

Police estimate the reopening of the highway at around 11 a.m. Saturday morning
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An overnight accident on Highway 401 near Guelph Saturdayclaimed two lives. OPP photo

Update: 1 p.m.

The two passengers of the third vehicle have been identified as Ramnauth Seebachan, a 65-year-old male and Pardmini Seebachan a 59-year-old female, both from the Cambridge area.

The investigation is still ongoing, further updates to be released as available.

Update: Noon

OPP now saying highway should be reopen by 12:30 p.m.

Update: 10:10 a.m.

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ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

PUSLINCH, ON - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division (HSD) Cambridge Detachment is investigating a serious motor vehicle collision Highway 401 westbound near Highway 6 north in the Township of Puslinch.

On Dec. 21, 2019 at approximately 2:47 a.m. officers from the Cambridge OPP were called to a serious motor vehicle collision blocking lanes of Highway 401 westbound in the Township of Puslinch.

Officers arrived on scene to find three involved vehicles. Two drivers were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The two passengers of the third vehicle were later pronounced deceased by the coroner.

The investigation is still ongoing, further updates to be released as available.

Original story: 7:52 a.m.

PUSLINCH — OPP has closed Highway 401 westbound near Guelph for a serious crash investigation that happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Reports indicate two people were pronounced dead at the scene of a crash that happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Emergency crews from Puslinch and Guelph responded to the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

The Highway is closed just west of Highway 6 South, between Brock Road and the Hanlon Parkway.