UPDATE: OPP Confirm Monday's Bus Crash was Fatal
24 people were taken to hospital, including four with life-threatening injuries, after a bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed on the 401 near Prescott on Monday afternoon.
The bus had 37 people onboard when it veered off the westbound lanes of the 401, and hit a rock cut alongside the highway just east of Brockville.
Patients were transported to Kingston General Hospital, Brockville General, and the Ottawa Queensway-Carleton Hospital, where Mandarin translators were called into action.
A code orange was declared at KGH, shortly after the crash was reported at 2:30 p.m., and the trauma team was activated.
Four people were sent to Kingston General's Emergency Department, which returned to normal operations by 6:30 p.m.
OPP confirmed on Tuesday morning that a man, 54, from China, has since died of his injuries from the crash.
On Thursday morning, OPP said that a second passenger, Xueying Ye, a 57 year-old female from Shanghai, China, also succumed to her injuries.
OPP confirmed Thursday night that a third person, a woman from China, 60, has died from injuries sustained in the crash on the 401.
Police say the two patients remaining in hospital with life-threatening injuries have improved, and are now in stable condition.
It's not known yet what may have caused the single-vehicle crash.
The highway, which was shut down for over 12 hours, has since been reopened.