London Police continue to investigate a deadly early morning crash Thursday at Highbury Ave. and Dundas St.
Emergency crews were called to the intersection in front of a Petro Canada gas station at around 1:55 a.m. Thursday to reports of a serious crash and possible explosion.
On Thursday afternoon, police announced that the preliminary investigation revealed a car heading southbound on Highbury Avenue at a high rate of speed collided with the driver’s side of a car heading eastbound on Dundas Street within the intersection.
Two of the four occupants in the eastbound car were pronounced dead in hospital while the driver and third passenger remain in hospital.
The driver and lone occupant of the southbound vehicle is also in hospital.
The crash sent one vehicle into a hydro pole, the other into a nearby house. Witnesses say a car bumper struck a gas pump, and a quick thinking attendant shut the fuel source off from the unit, avoiding a possible explosion.
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The identities of the victims have not been released, but it is believed both drivers were male, and transported to hospital with serious injuries. Unconfirmed reports say the deceased are a male and female.
Further updates will be released, including the identities of those involved and the cause of the crash, once police have confirmed those details.
Police shut down Highbury Ave. from Oxford St. to Florence St. and Dundas St. from Florence St. to Oakland Ave. for just over 18 hours before the intersection was reopened around 8:15 p.m.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is being asked to contact London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
With files from Jacquelyn LeBel.