1 dead, 2 injured at Pinehurst Conservation Area after Ontario storm

A strong storm system moving through the Greater Toronto Area brought rain, hail and high-speed winds to parts of the region, with tree branches brought down in parts of the Ontario capital and pea-sized hail in Pickering.

One person has died and another two are injured after a tree fell on a trailer at a Grand River Conservation Authority parkland area on Saturday afternoon.

In videos shared to Twitter, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said the incident took place just before 12:30 p.m. in the Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area.

Brant County OPP, fire and paramedics all responded to reports a tree had fallen on a trailer. When they arrived, first responders found three people, according to OPP.

All three were taken to hospital.

Two of the victims sustained minor injuries but the third suffered serious, life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead.

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OPP say the deceased was Shelby Humble-Neale, 27, from Brantford.

Brantford, Kitchener and Hamilton were among the areas of Southern Ontario left reeling after a thunderstom.

“Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a very dangerous thunderstorm capable of producing destructive wind gusts, up to toonie size hail and heavy rain,” a warning from the agency posted Saturday said.

Peel Regional Police also reported someone had died in Brampton after being struck by a tree during the storm.

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