2 women dead after car, dump truck collide in Whitchurch-Stouffville

Two women are dead after a small car and a dump truck with a trailer collided in Whitchurch-Stouffville early Saturday, police say.

The crash happened at the intersection of Warden Avenue and Stouffville Road. Emergency crews were called to the scene at 8:45 a.m.

Const. Amy Boudreau, spokesperson for York Regional Police, said the two people who died were the driver and passenger of the car, which was a Toyota Corolla. Next of kin have not been notified yet. No ages were released.

The coroner is on the scene.

Boudreau said the dump truck driver has been taken to hospital with minor injuries. 

No one has been arrested and no charges have been laid in the crash.

“At this time, it’s too early to determine the cause of the collision,” Boudreau told reporters near the intersection.

“We do ask witnesses to come forward. Investigators will be reviewing video, dashcam, to fully understand what happened here today.”

Anyone who has cell phone or dashboard camera video of the crash is urged to speak to investigators.

“As we learn more, we will update the community,” Boudreau said.

Police have closed roads in the area as officers investigate the crash. Police’s major collision investigative unit is at the scene.

Warden Avenue, from Bethesda Road to 19th Avenue, and Stouffville Road, from Stalwart Industrial Drive to Kennedy Road, remains closed.

Motorists are told to expect delays and to take alternate routes.

Here is an aerial view of the crash that killed two women on Saturday morning. Roads are closed in the area as police investigate. (Patrick Morrell/CBC)

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