|An 11-year-old boy is dead following a serious crash on the Toronto-bound QEW near Beamsville early Tuesday morning. (SHANE MURPHY/Special to QMI Agency)
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — The truck allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash on the Queen Elizabeth Way that took the life of an 11-year-old Toronto boy has been located.
Provincial police had been looking for the white Volvo tractor-trailer since the crash near Beamsville, Ont., early Tuesday morning.
The tractor-trailer was at a repair shop in Brampton, Ont., Sgt. Dave Woodford said.
The repair shop contacted police about the truck on Tuesday afternoon around 2 p.m. However, Woodford said officers had to wait for search warrants in order to confirm it was the same truck involved in the collision.
"We brought the vehicle in and pieced it all together," he said.
The search for the driver continues.
"We know who the driver is," Woodford said.
The crash occurred at about 2:30 a.m. in the Toronto-bound lanes, about 95 km south of the city.
Police say the transport rear-ended a minivan, the impact of which threw the boy from the minivan.
Two other passengers in the van, both adults, remain in hospital in critical condition.
The names of those in the minivan haven't been released, but they're all members of an extended family from Toronto and include a seven-year-old girl, 26-year-old woman and six men between the ages of 22 and 37.