01/03/2012 06:27 EST | Updated 03/04/2012 05:12 EST

3 killed in multi-vehicle crash near Parry Sound

Four people are dead and at least three others were hurt following a three-car collision near Parry Sound on Highway 69 Tuesday afternoon.

Ontario Provincial Police said the scene of the fatal crash is five kilometres north of intersection of Woods Road and Hwy. 69 in Shawanaga Township.

Authorities were diverting southbound traffic in the area to Hwy. 522, with southbound traffic being rerouted eastbound on Hwy. 522 to Hwy. 11. Northbound traffic was diverted at the intersection of Hwy. 124 and Hwy. 69.

Hwy. 69 was due to reopen by 9 p.m., OPP said.