Police identify 2 victims of single-vehicle crash on 401 Wednesday

Ontario Provincial Police have identified the two people who died in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 401 Wednesday.

It happened around 4 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near Warden Avenue.

Emergency crews arrived to find the vehicle wrapped around a pole between the express and collector lanes.  The two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.

The eastbound lanes of the 401 were closed for several hours Wednesday.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt identified the driver was 45-year-old Dwane Koltchigin from Brampton and the passenger was 31-year-old Carla Whyte from Oshawa.

The investigation into how the crash happened is ongoing.