Nova Scotia man killed in Highway 401 pileup in Kingston, Ont. – CBC.ca

Nova Scotia man killed in Highway 401 pileup in Kingston, Ont. - CBC.ca
1 dead, Hwy. 401 westbound closed near Kingston after major pileup
Highway 401 is open again through Kingston, Ont., after a fatal collision Sunday afternoon that killed a 33-year-old man from Nova Scotia.

The crash happened just after 2:30 p.m. in snowy conditions, forcing Ontario Provincial Police to close the highway's westbound lanes from Joyceville Road to Highway 15.

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Ontario Winter Storm Leaves 1 Dead In Pileup

Frontenac OPP Const. Curtis Dick told CBC News that one person had died in the pileup, which involved at least one tractor-trailer and 30 to 40 vehicles overall.

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The victim has been identified as Matthew Jamieson, 33, from Nova Scotia. Police didn't release his hometown.

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In a statement to CBC News, Kingston General Hospital said between 15 and 20 people had arrived at the hospital, "most of whom have non-life-threatening injuries."

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One dead after pileup involving dozens of cars in eastern Ontario – Canada News

Frontenac Paramedics, the local paramedic service, later said they had treated 16 people at the scene — including three people with life-threatening injuries.

A man from Nova Scotia is dead after a multi-vehicle pileup that has shut down Highway 401 west near Kingston, Ont., Sunday afternoon, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

Stranded motorists not involved in the collision were taken to a warming centre at the Rideau Heights Community Centre by city buses, police said.

Dick said people whose vehicles had to be towed to clear the scene should contact Frontenac OPP Monday morning to find out where they'd been taken.

High winds and ice buildup also led to power being knocked out for tens of thousands of people across the province. Hydro One said it had restored power to 65,000 customers by Sunday night, with 14,000 still in the dark at midnight. Roughly 6,000 Toronto Hydro customers were in the dark for a time, but the city utility said it was able to restore power to 5,600 of them remotely.

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Between 30 and 40 passenger vehicles and big-rig trucks were involved in the pileup in Kingston, Ont., on Sunday afternoon, provincial police said. Fifteen to 20 people involved in the crash were taken to hospital, most injuries that were not considered life-threatening, a spokeswoman for Kingston General Hospital added.

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"Who knows how many more crashes may have occurred in the day that were never reported." he said. "We've seen far too often vehicles spinning out because they're going too fast, because they're over-correcting or panicking."

The crash happened just after 2:30 p.m., forcing Ontario Provincial Police to close the highways westbound lanes from Joyceville Road to Highway 15.

One killed, numerous others injured in multi-vehicle crash on 401 in Kingston

In a statement to CBC News, Kingston General Hospital said between 15 and 20 people had arrived at the hospital, “most of whom have non-life-threatening injuries.”

Frontenac Paramedics, the local paramedic service, later said they had treated 16 people at the scene — including three people with life-threatening injuries.

Paramedics said 16 patients were taken to hospital, three of them with life-threatening injuries. One other person was treated and released at the scene.

Ontario storm: One dead after pileup involving dozens of vehicles near Kingston, Santa Claus parades cancelled in Southern Ontario

Frontenac OPP Const. Curtis Dick told CBC News that one person had died in the pileup, which involved at least one tractor-trailer. The persons name has not been released as next-of-kin were still being notified.

Stranded motorists whose vehicles were trapped behind the pileup were transported off the highway on Kingston city buses, leaving their vehicles until the investigation at the collision scene is concluded, OPP Const. Curtis Dick told the Kingston Whig-Standard on Sunday shortly before 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

1 dead, several injured in 30-vehicle collision in Kingston

“We dont know the exact cause of [the pileup] yet. Thats going to be a part of the investigation. We do have our traffic collision investigators — theres two [who] are going to be here for a period of time,” Dick said from the scene of the crash Sunday evening.

About 25 people were taken from their vehicles on the highway by bus to the Rideau Heights Community Centre, where those who didnt have local accommodations were connected with places to stay, according to staff at the centre.

401 chaos at Kingston

As of 8 p.m. ET, the highways westbound lanes were still closed. Dick said the lanes would not “realistically” reopen until Monday morning.

The westbound highway didn’t reopen until early Monday morning after the crash which the OPP estimated involved 30 to 40 vehicles which collided between the Montreal Street and Highway 15 exits.

Stranded motorists not involved in the collision are being taken to a warming centre at the Rideau Heights Community Centre by Kingston Transit buses, police said.

KINGSTON — One person has died and multiple people have been injured following a crash involving 30 to 40 vehicles that shut down the westbound lanes of Highway 401 in Kingston near Highway 15 on Sunday afternoon. It happened near the Joyceville Road exit just after 2:30 p.m. The victim was declared dead at the scene.

Dick said people whose vehicles had to be towed to clear the scene should contact Frontenac OPP Monday morning to find out where theyd been taken.

Paramedics said 16 patients were taken to hospital, three of them with life-threatening injuries. One other person was treated and released at the scene.

The Kingston area is currently under a winter travel advisory, with as much as 15 centimetres of snow expected to fall along the shores of Lake Ontario by Sunday evening.

Kingston was under a winter weather travel advisory at the time with up to 15 centimetres of snow expected to fall by Sunday night.

There were reports of heavy snow in the area at the time of the crash, said OPP spokesperson Bill Dickson.

Kingston police were also dealing with a gas leak after an afternoon collision at Princess and Macdonnell streets, a crash that Sgt. Steve Koopman said was also likely weather-related.