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Woman dies in fiery Hwy. 400 crash


A Barrie woman is dead after the Jeep she was driving struck the Dunlop Street bridge in the north lanes of Highway 400 early Wednesday morning.

According to OPP, the 43-year-old woman was travelling north on the highway when, for unknown reasons, she struck the bridge at around 1:25 a.m.

The Jeep rolled several times and became engulfed in flames.

Police said some passing motorists stopped to help and pulled the woman from the burning vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

Her name is not being released until her next of kin has been notified.

“(The vehicle) hit the centre steel bar, right at Dunlop Street,” said OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford.

He said speed, road conditions and/or alcohol did not play a role in the crash.

The north lanes of the highway have now been re-opened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Aurora OPP at 905-941-5777.

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