Identities of victims yet to be released

Photo of crash scene

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A 1948 Chevrolet was on fire after it collided with a coach bus on Highway 407 in Brampton Sunday afternoon, killing all three people inside.

The crash occurred around the westbound Mississauga Road on-ramp occurred around 3 p.m.

OPP Sgt. Vince Idzenga said the Chevy was travelling in the far-right lane on the westbound 407 when there was a “mechanical issue” with its right rear tire.

The driver lost control and the car swerved into the highway’s left-inner lane.

“As a result of that, a coach bus, which was travelling westbound, T-boned the (Chevrolet),” Idzenga said, adding that speed doesn’t appear to be a factor in the crash and investigators are focusing in on the mechanical issue.

The Chevrolet burst into flames and rolled into a roadside ditch near Mississauga Rd. The car was “consumed by fire,” Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said. Video courtesy of ItsYaBoiChips on Twitter:

Two men were extracted from the car but a third person inside couldn’t be removed before flames consumed the vehicle. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

No one was injured on the coach bus and all of the 48 passengers aboard were transferred into another bus.

The identities of the people killed hasn’t been released.

Source: The Mississauaga News