Two dead in three-car 401 crash near Belle River Friday night

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Two people are dead after a serious three-car crash on Highway 401 near Belle River Friday night. 

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Police, paramedics and firefighters attended the collision between two cars and a commercial vehicle in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 in Lakeshore around 7:30 p.m. Friday night. 

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Two occupants of one passenger vehicle were pronounced dead on the scene, while the driver of the commercial vehicle was taken to hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening. The occupants of the second car were treated for minor injuries. 

Police are not releasing the names of the deceased at this time. 

OPP traffic investigation teams are assisting Lakeshore OPP with the ongoing investigation, and the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 at Belle River were closed overnight Friday. 

Police are continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). 

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