02/06/2012 09:49 EST | Updated 04/07/2012 05:12 EDT

Stratford Van Crash: Other Notable Road Tragedies In Canada

The crash that killed 11 people in southwestern Ontario Monday is not the first vehicle collision to claim many lives. Here are a few other notable examples:

Oct. 8, 1989: A family reunion turned tragic when a logging truck lost its load while travelling down a road in New Brunswick. The logs fell into a wagon carrying reunion participants on a hayride, killing 13 people. At least 45 were injured.

Oct. 13, 1997: A chartered bus carrying senior citizens on a tour plunged off an embankment about 100 kilometres northeast of Quebec City. The 30-foot fall killed 43 of the 48 passengers on board.

Sept. 3, 1999: Dense fog near Windsor, Ont. caused an 87-vehicle pileup on Highway 401. Eight people died in the ensuing blazes and another 45 were injured.

Mar. 16, 2000: A minivan carrying pre-school children on a day-care outing crashed near St-Jean-Baptiste-de-Nicolet, Que, killing eight of the 10 toddlers on board.

Jan. 12, 2008: Freezing rain on a highway near Bathurst, N.B. caused a high school basketball coach to veer into the a tractor trailer while bring his team home from an out-of-town game. Eight people, including seven players, were killed.

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