Six people reported missing Saturday believed to be those killed in Barrie collision: police

Six young adults who were reported missing early Saturday morning are believed to have died in a single-vehicle collision just south of Barrie.

The crash happened at McKay Road and County Road 27 in Essa Township.

In a series of tweets pertaining to the missing persons’ investigation, Barrie Police Service (BPS) said officers located the scene of a six-person fatal collision at 2 a.m. this morning

All of the victims are in their early 20s, Jennett Mays, Barrie police’s communications coordinator, told CTV News.

“The Barrie Police Service offers sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those involved,” BPS said in a tweet.

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman also offered his condolences in a tweet posted minutes ago.

Barrie Fire Chief Cory Mainprize said it is “such sad day for our community.”

Ontario Premier Doug Ford also extended his condolences.

County Road 27 is currently completely closed on both sides of McKay.

Barrie police’s Traffic Unit is on scene investigating along with officers from its Investigative Services division.

Anyone with information about this collision should contact Barrie Police Service.

More to come.

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