Three people have died and two others are seriously injured after a head-on crash near Port Perry, early Saturday morning, Ontario Provincial Police say.
Police were called to the scene at 1:14 a.m after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 7/12 at 4th Line in Scugog Township, northeast of Toronto.
An SUV travelling northbound with one occupant moved into the southbound lanes of the highway, hitting a southbound sedan with four people inside, according to Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.
According to OPP, there were four occupants in the sedan. A 59-year-old male driver from Goodwood, Ont., and two female passengers, one of them aged 44 from Port Perry, Ont. and another aged 55 from Goodwood, were pronounced dead at the scene. A 41-year-old female passenger, also from Goodwood, was transported to the hospital along with the male driver from the SUV, both with serious injuries.
Highway 7/12, which was closed overnight in both directions between Scugog 3rd Line and Scugog 4th has since reopened.
Marjan Asadullah is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @marjanasadullah