Authorities have confirmed that two people were killed during a chain-reaction crash involving at least 100 cars and trucks yesterday.
The crash occurred during winter weather conditions around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon on Highway 15 south of Montreal.
Authorities say that more than 100 vehicles collided during white-out conditions.
Several hours after the pileup, authorities confirmed that two people were killed. Both people were reportedly in the same vehicle.
Quebec’s Highway 15 reopened early today after a 140-vehicle pileup left 2 people dead and dozens injured. The Sûreté du Québec said in a news release this morning that the 2 people who died have not yet been identified. Previous story: https://t.co/qNWiYaNshy
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) February 20, 2020
At least sixty others were injured, according to the CBC.
A school bus was also involved in the pileup, but authorities say that no one on the bus was seriously hurt.
BREAKING: Two people are confirmed dead in a multi-vehicle accident south of Montreal on Highway 15 in La Prairie. pic.twitter.com/Ir6sOzt7my
— CityNews Montreal (@CityNewsMTL) February 19, 2020
More than 75 vehicles had to be towed away after the crash.
Highway 15 was closed for the rest of the day on Wednesday but reopened Thursday morning.