2 dead after vehicle crashes into pole, catches fire in Mississauga

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Peel Regional Police responded to reports of a crash at Burnhamthorpe Road and Promontory Crescent shortly after 7:15 a.m.  (Keith Burgess/CBC - image credit)
Peel Regional Police responded to reports of a crash at Burnhamthorpe Road and Promontory Crescent shortly after 7:15 a.m. (Keith Burgess/CBC - image credit)

Two people are dead following a single vehicle crash in Mississauga on Saturday morning.

Peel Regional Police responded to reports of a collision at Burnhamthorpe Road West and Promontory Crescent shortly after 7:15 a.m.

Speaking to reporters from the scene, Peel police spokesperson Const. Heather Cannon said the vehicle was travelling westbound on Burnhamthorpe Road West when at some point, it veered off the road and struck a pole.

Cannon said the vehicle was on fire when emergency crews arrived.

The two victims were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, Cannon said. They were both pronounced dead on scene.

No details about the victims or what may have led to the collision have been released.

Mississauga Fire assisted at the scene and the Peel Regional Police's Major Collision Bureau is helping with the investigation.