A 17-month-old Stratford girl died at McMaster Hospital in Hamilton last night after the vehicle she was in was rear-ended by a cube van on Highway 7/8 westbound just west of Fischer-Hallman Road.
OPP constable Dave Woodford tells 570 News the car had broken down shortly after 6:30 p.m. and had come to a stop on the highway when it was struck. Woodford says the driver of the van was arrested for impaired driving.
Woodford says the child’s mother was listed in critical but stable condition in a Hamilton hospital and the father sustained minor injuries.
No charges have been laid as of yet.
7/8 westbound was closed for several hours as police investigated.