BARRIE, Ont. — Ontario Provincial police say a fatal 14-vehicle pileup north of Toronto has caused a massive fire and closed a stretch of highway in both directions.
OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says that two fuel tanker trucks and at least three transport trucks were involved in the fiery crash, which happened in the northbound lanes south of Barrie, Ont.
Schmidt says all lanes of Highway 400 are closed between Country Road 88 and Highway 89 and are expected to remain closed all day today.
Video footage of the scene posted on social media shows towering flames and the sound of explosions.
Schmidt says there a “multiple fatalities,” but could not say exactly how many because emergency crews have not yet been able to reach all the vehicles.