Conditions of Highway 401 survivors stable: police

An SD&G O.P.P. SUV cruiser rushes to the scene of a wrong-way fatal crash in the westbound lanes of Highway 401 near the Westley Road overpass Sept. 6, 2015. Police said Tuesday the conditions of the survivors are stable. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

LANCASTER — The conditions for two of three survivors in a horrific weekend crash on Highway 401 appears to be improving.

SD&G O.P.P. Const. Tylor Copeland told Cornwall Newswatch late Tuesday morning, a 31-year-old man and his three-year-old son were last reported to be in stable condition in hospital.

A source told CNW the three-year-old was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for treatment.

Their car was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver in an SUV on the westbound side of the freeway on Sunday night.

The crash killed the man’s mother and his wife.

The SUV then crashed into a tractor-trailer – the trucker and third survivor was not physically hurt.

A post mortem examination is typically done in fatal collisions, Copeland said, though he could not say when those autopsy results would be complete.

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