Eastbound Highway 417 reopens after 19-vehicle crash that sent five to hospital

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Provincial police reopened Highway 417 near Innes Road Thursday, following a rush-hour chain reaction crash sent five people to hospital.

A total of 19 vehicles were involved in the crash.

None of them suffered critical injuries, police and paramedics said.

A dozen more people were released by paramedics at the scene after being assessed, the Ottawa Paramedic Service said.

First responders were called to the crash – which spanned about half a kilometer – at about 7 am

The eastbound lanes would be closed until a cleanup was complete, the OPP said at about 8:45 am

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