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Old 03-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Millions in loonies and toonies spill onto Ontario highway after Brink’s truck crash!

Millions in loonies and toonies spill onto Ontario highway after Brink’s truck crash!


Authorities in northern Ontario planned to use an industrial strength magnet to pick up roughly $3 million in coins after a crash sent two people to hospital with serious injuries, and scattered money and candy all over Highway 11.

A Brink’s security truck was travelling south at 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning between the communities of Ramore and Kirkland Lake when it crossed the centre line and hit a rock-face in the opposite ditch, said Const. Marc Depatie of the South Porcupine OPP.

The driver and passenger from the truck were taken to nearby hospitals with life-threatening injuries.

The security truck’s cargo — slightly more than $3 million in uncirculated loonies and toonies — spilled out onto the highway and surrounding area, roughly 300 kilometres north of Sudbury.

A tractor-trailer travelling northbound then hit the security truck, which was then hit by a minivan.

A third tractor-trailer, hauling candy, then smashed into the rear of the second tractor-trailer, spilling some of its load onto the road.

“There’s $3 million in one and two-dollar coins on the highway along with a considerable amount of confections and candy,” said Const. Depatie, who wasn’t able to say what kind of candy it was.

By 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the highway was still blocked in both directions.

Police are still on scene to provide security for the removal of the coins. Traffic personnel are also conducting an investigating, Const. Depatie said.

“This is rather unusual. I’d hazard to guess that this is the first time in the detachment’s history that we’ve had to investigate a collision of this scale and its uniqueness speaks for itself,” he said.

Police don’t know yet what caused the driver of the Brink’s truck to cross the centre line. Photos from the crash scene show snow on the ground.

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