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One dead in GO bus rollover crash
Jan. 15, 2015

One passenger died late Wednesday in a rollover crash involving a GO Transit commuter bus on Highway 407 in Vaughan, northwest of Toronto.

Ontario Provincial Police initially said the victim was male, but later confirmed it was an unidentified female who died in the crash at about 10 p.m. (at Weston Road).

The OPP said she was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene and that her name would not be released until relatives were notified.

Two other women in their 20s and the bus driver, a 66-year-old man from Hamilton, suffered minor injuries. Two men on the bus, aged 18 and 23, were uninjured.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said no other vehicles were involved and that it was too early in the investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

He said the highway was in good condition at the time, so investigators were looking into whether mechanical or driver issues may have been factors.

The bus, which left Hamilton at 8:30 p.m. and was headed to York University, went through a guardrail before rolling onto its side in a grassy median.