Third person dies in Thursday’s Highway 401 rollover

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A third person has died following Thursday’s fiery rollover crash on Highway 401 near Cornwall.

SD&G O.P.P. say 46-year-old Moniruzzaman Mohammed of Brampton, Ont. died of his injuries in hospital on Friday.

The other two victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Police have updated their ages and hometowns.

SD&G O.P.P. say the woman passenger was 60 years old (not 55) and the driver was a 66-year-old man (not 64). Both of them were visiting from Bangladesh and were not from Brampton, Ont.

The westbound SUV left the freeway Thursday (May 13) afternoon between Boundary Road and McConnell Avenue, and struck two cement culverts, before catching fire.

With no survivors, Const. Tylor Copeland told Cornwall Newswatch the investigation will take some time. With only a couple of independent witnesses and the computer data from the crashed vehicle, the cause may never been known.

As for the other victims’ identities, that will also take time as the O.P.P. has to go through the proper channels with the Bangladesh Consulate General in order to find relatives in the South Asian country and notify them.

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

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