Millions in coins scattered across highway in crash

Millions of dollars in coins and a shipment of candy were scattered across an Ontario highway Wednesday following the crash of a Brinks tractor-trailer that seriously injured two people.

RAMORE, Ont. — Millions of dollars in coins and a shipment of candy were scattered across an Ontario highway Wednesday following the crash of a Brinks tractor-trailer that seriously injured two people.

Both of the men who were in the Brinks truck were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The crash happened around 4 a.m. on Highway 11, north of Kirkland Lake in northeastern Ontario, when the truck crossed the centre line and collided with a rock face, said Ontario Provincial Police Const. Marc Depatie.

The crash also caused a number of chain-reaction collisions, but the injuries were minor, he said.

One of the trucks involved in the resulting crashes was carrying candy, he said.

That candy, along with $3 million to $5 million worth of loonies and toonies were strewn on the road and in the surrounding bush.

“There is a quantity of candy but it’s not nearly as sizable as the debris field created by the loonies and toonies that are on the highway,” Depatie said.

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