Major collision closes stretch of Highway 6
Witness said driver was weaving through traffic before crash
A high-speed crash destroyed four vehicles — including one that was nearly cut in half — on a deadly section of Highway 6 near Mount Hope on Sunday.
Ontario Provincial Police responded to the five-car collision that was blocking all lanes of Highway 6 South at Chippewa Road.
The highway has since reopened, according to the Ministry of Transportation.
Two people were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.
The crash left one vehicle upsidedown on top of another car and the cab of a small truck mostly separated from its bed.
Firefighters were called to rescue at least one person trapped in a vehicle and paramedics said they transported four patients to hospital, including two in serious but stable condition.
Danny Menecola said he was driving south on Highway 6 when he noticed a car weaving in and out of traffic.
“He was driving fast, weaving in and out, and then the next thing I know he hit the side of my truck,” said Menecola, who managed to keep control of his vehicle and later pull off on the side of the road.
Menecola said he thought the car that side-swiped him later hit a stopped vehicle that was waiting to turn left.
“The next time I looked back, all hell had broken loose. I’m just glad we didn’t end up in the middle (of the pileup).”
Several major collisions have occurred since 2013 on that stretch of highway, including two fatal crashes near the same intersection.
Two Caledonia men died in a head-on collision at night near the intersection in January of 2015.
A man and a woman from Hamilton died near the same intersection after their car veered into oncoming traffic in 2013. Three other people were also injured.
The site of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 6 at Chippewa Road West on Sunday. Two people were taken to hospital.