Two people were killed when their vehicle struck a greenhouse carbon dioxide tank outside Leamington on Sunday morning, according to Essex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
The accident happened around 12:15 a.m. on the 1100 block of Mersea Road 5. Police reported that the vehicle was traveling west when it left the road, traveled across approximately 75 metres of grass and struck a cement barrier at the base of the tank. The impact ruptured the tank, causing a fire and explosion.
Both people traveling in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The road was closed for six hours after the incident while OPP’s Technical Collision Investigators examined the accident.
OPP said that a carbon dioxide leak has been contained and there is no threat to public safety.
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