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Fatality on QEW as tire crashes through bus windshield

Incident occurred in St. Catharines on Friday afternoon
OPP file photo

Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Highway Safety Division (HSD) - Burlington Detachment, Niagara office are investigating a three-vehicle collision that resulted in one fatality.

On Friday May 24, 2024, at 3:41 p.m., the OPP were called to a collision on the QEW Toronto bound, on the descending side of the Garden City Skyway bridge in St. Catharines, Ontario. 

A passenger van travelling on the QEW Toronto bound lost a wheel, which struck a pick up truck in the Niagara bound lanes. The wheel then struck the windshield of a Toronto bound coach bus. As a result of the wheel going through the windshield of the bus a 48-year-old, male from Toronto was pronounced deceased at the scene. Three passengers on the bus received serious injuries and were transported to local hospitals.

The OPP-HSD Traffic Support Unit is assisting with the ongoing investigation. The QEW Toronto bound at Glendale was closed in the area of the collision for the investigation.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call the Burlington OPP, Niagara office at 905-356-1311.