Highway 401: Two out of three children killed in crash near Prescott, Ont.

The Ontario Provincial Police have identified the victims of a fatal collision on Highway 401 near Prescott, Ontario. last week, and two children are among the dead.

The Ontario Provincial Police responded at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18, following an accident between a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle on the eastbound Highway 401, just east of Maitland , in Augusta Township. Three people were killed and two others were injured.

In a statement released Tuesday, police identified the deceased as Chantal Dendooven-Legault, 68, Émerik Giroux, 7, and Maélie Giroux, 3, of Laval, Quebec.

The investigation is continuing and the police are appealing for other witnesses.

Anyone who witnessed this collision or has dash cam footage of the incident should notify the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

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