401 Crash Victims Identified

Emergency crews respond to a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 401, west of Mull Rd, May 10, 2014. (Contributed photo)

The victims in a deadly crash on Hwy. 401 near Mull Rd. in Chatham on Saturday have been identified by OPP and are both from Windsor.

The crash happened just before 2:30pm, killing 35-year-old Marc Lafontaine and 13-year-old Alyssa Smulders, who were in a Ford make car. Chatham-Kent OPP won’t confirm whether the two victims are related or not as the investigation is ongoing.

The driver of the tractor trailer involved in the crash is 57-year-old Leszek Urbaniak from London. He was admitted to hospital after the crash, but has since been released.

There is no word on any charges at this point.

Officers closed down the highway between Kent Bridge Rd. and Communication Rd. for several hours on Saturday, but the road has since been reopened.