BY KELLY ROCHE
Two men were killed in Oakville Tuesday after a fiery multi-vehicle crash on the Queen Elizabeth Way, and a third person is in hospital with unknown injuries.
Provincial police are “waiting for confirmation from the coroner” before releasing details, said Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.
Four vehicles were involved in the crash around 9:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes near Trafalgar.
A car, SUV, and two commercial vehicles, including a transport truck, were involved in the collision.
Neither truck was carrying fuel.
“I’m guessing the fuel from the SUV ignited,” said Schmidt.
Oakville firefighters knocked down the blaze by midnight.
“It took some time to get the fire out,” said OPP Const. Tracey Lacarte, adding “how that precipitated” was still under investigation.
One person was treated by Halton medics and taken to hospital.
The technical collision team was expected to remain on scene overnight.
“The closure’s going to be a lengthy one,” said Lacarte.
A diesel spill resulted in the expressway needing repaving and the Third Line, Dorval Dr., and Trafalgar Rd. eastbound on-ramps reopened by the evening rush, with Toronto-bound commuters held up for at least three hours Wednesday morning.