Mother and 3 children dead after 4-vehicle crash in Brampton, police watchdog investigating


A mother and her three young daughters have died after a four-vehicle collision in Brampton Thursday afternoon, officials say.

Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Torbram Road and Countryside Drive in Brampton’s north end at around 12:16 p.m.

Peel Regional Police Const. Akhil Mooken said a child died at the scene while two others and a woman were taken to hospital by paramedics. A child and a woman were pronounced dead. Police initially reported three children died, but a short time later officers said the third child was in critical condition. At the end of the afternoon, police announced the third child died.

“It is shocking, it is devastating and as a parent when I first saw this call come across the first thing I could think of was my own daughter and trying to imagine if at all possible the pain that family was going to be facing,” he said.

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