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4 killed in separate crashes across southern Ontario

Four people lost their lives in separate crashes through southern Ontario Monday.

These fatalities come as 11 people were killed in a crash in Hampstead, west of Kitchener, making Monday one of the deadliest days on Ontario roadways in recent memory.

One woman was killed in a crash on Highway 427 and Derry Road Monday evening.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at the 427 around 9:20 p.m.

The southbound lanes of Highway 427 at Finch Avenue have been closed as police investigate.

Police have confirmed to CityNews the victim is female. There was a second person travelling with her who has been taken to a local hospital.

There’s no word when the highway will reopen, or what caused the crash.

Two other women were killed following a two-car crash on Highway 401 in Trenton.

Korin Howes, 23, died when her red Hyundai Accent struck another car on Monday morning.

According to police, she was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes.

Shaina Harrison of Oshawa, the driver of the second car, was also killed.

The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed between Wallbridge Loyalist and Glen Miller roads for more than six hours as police investigated.

Police say alcohol may have been a factor in this crash.

Howes’ neighbour Tammy Bellamy described her as a “really happy girl,” who held two part-time jobs.

Yet another young woman died Monday morning hours after she was hit by a truck on the Gardiner Expressway.

Police are trying to figure out how a 19-year-old  woman ended up in the eastbound lanes of the Gardiner near Jameson, near 2:30 a.m.

They think she was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla that was headed eastbound, but it’s not clear if she jumped or was thrown from the vehicle.

Police say a 23-year-old woman was driving the Corolla and a 40-year-old man was driving the truck.

There’s no word on charges at this point. The Gardiner’s eastbound lanes were temporarily closed for five and a half hours as police investigated.