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Six injured in multi-vehicle crash near Stratford

Six people were taken to hospital on Thursday following a five-vehicle pileup on Highway 8, just east of Stratford.

The Ontario Provincial Police said shortly before 5:30 p.m., a transport truck that was travelling east on the highway collided with three cars and a minivan.

A total of six people were taken to hospital by EMS with undisclosed injuries and one of them has since been transferred to a London hospital.

Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision.

Highway 8 remained closed for several hours while police investigated.