Victims in Highway 401 rollover from Brampton

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – Provincial police say the victims in Thursday’s fiery rollover crash on Highway 401 were from Brampton.

An SUV travelling west between Boundary Road and McConnell Avenue went off the road around 4:20 p.m. and struck a culvert, bursting into flames.

SD&G O.P.P. have released the preliminary identities of two of the victims. They are the driver – a 64-year-old man – a 55-year-old woman passenger, both from Brampton.

A second passenger – a 46-year-old man from Brampton – in in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Relatives are still being notified and a police official says actual names of the victims won’t be available likely until Monday.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

A section of Highway 401 between McConnell Avenue and Boundary Road was closed in both directions with detours in place but reopened around midnight this morning (Friday).

Provincial police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has dash cam footage to call them at 1-888-310-1122.

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