UPDATED: OPP identify 402 crash victims

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Highway 402 at Oil Heritage Road (screen grab)

Lambton OPP say two young local people are the victims of that horrific crash on the 402 Thursday.

Thirty-seven cars crashed when a sudden snow squall blinded drivers on Highway 402 just past the Oil Heritage Road exit just before 9am Thursday. Transports and cars lay in a mangled mess along the highway as the firefighters from Wyoming, Camlachie and Petrolia/North Enniskillen and paramedics worked alongside the OPP’s Technical Traffic Collision Investigators Lambton Victim Services, Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), local towing companies, Hull Bus Line, and Carillion Canada (highway maintenance).

Police say one of the two drivers who died in the collision has been identified by Lambton OPP as Kimberly MCGUIRE, 22 years of age from Plympton-Wyoming, ON.

The second driver who died in the collision has been identified  as Jason WHITE, 18, of Walpole Island First Nation. Thirty people in all were taken to hospital after the crash – sources say one person is still in critical condition.

The Sarnia truck centre at Reeces Corners and the Wyoming agriculture buildings were used and staffed by OPP and Victim Services as warming centres for over 30 people who were involved in the crash.

 

 

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