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Grandparents who died in an accident on Highway 401 in the wrong direction have been identified

The Consulate General of India in Toronto has identified the two grandparents who died earlier this week in a wrong-way road accident.

He expressed condolences on social media for the loss of “Indian citizens Mr. Manivannan, Ms. Mahalakshmi and their grandson” in Monday’s accident on Highway 401.

Ontario’s police watchdog has said a 60-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman, visiting from India, and their three-month-old grandson were killed in a crash with a van being pursued by police.

The Special Investigations Unit said the boy’s parents, who live in Ajax, Ont., survived the crash.

The watchdog said Durham Region police were pursuing a pickup truck that had been identified as a vehicle of interest in an alleged liquor store robbery in Clarington, Ont., and that the chase moved to Highway 401. .

The driver of the van, who also died in the accident, was identified as a 21-year-old man, while a 38-year-old passenger was seriously injured.