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Woman dead in multi-vehicle crash on QEW in Oakville

Last Updated Apr 18, 2016 at 6:30 am EDT

The scene of a fatal crash on the QEW in Oakville on April 17, 2016. CITYNEWS/Gary Chow.

One person is dead and three others have been transported to hospital following a serious crash in Oakville.

OPP say the accident involving four cars occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday night in the Toronto-bound lanes of the QEW at Ford Drive.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says three cars struck some debris that was lying on the highway. When they pulled over examine the damage, a fourth vehicle struck the same debris and then veered into the pedestrians who had gotten out of their cars.

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene while another male was taken to hospital in critical condition. Two other males suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Toronto-bound lanes at Ford Drive re-opened around 4 a.m. on Monday.

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