Two persons are feared dead after a dramatic multi-vehicle collision near Toronto Pearson Airport on Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency crews were called to Carlingview Drive and Constellation Court, near Dixon Road, about 4:15 p.m.
One vehicle was found at the scene flipped over against the side of a building whereas another hit a hydro pole, breaking it in half.
The force of the collision additionally dislodged a gas line and brought down hydro wires across the scene.
Three cars were involved in the collision, Toronto Fire said, and the building may have sustained structural damage. Police later said that all but one of the cars had been parked at the time of the collision.
“When our officers arrived on scene fire crews were trying to extricate two people from a car. Both of the people had very serious injuries,” Const. David Hopkinson told the media.
One individual was pronounced dead on location. Another victim was rushed to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Investigators have not released the ages of the victim, saying just that the first victim was female and the second was male. Both were traveling in the same car.
“When one of the cars had flipped it struck a building, and it also dislodged the gas line. So that created a gas leak in the area. We also had wires that were from the pole that were lying on top of the car so it offered quite a challenge to the fire crews who were trying to extricate these two people,” Hopkinson said.
He said speed may have been a factor in the collision.
The building was briefly evacuated due to the gas leak.
Roads in the area are expected to be closed for some hours whereas police investigate the fatal collision.