An 83-year-old woman is dead after a collision on the QEW near North Shore Boulevard in Burlington late Saturday night.

According to police, the woman was travelling in the Niagara-bound lanes at around midnight when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a guardrail. As a result, six other vehicles became involved in the collision.

Several people were treated for minor injuries as a result.

The highway was shut down for close to five hours at North Shore Boulevard, but has since reopened.

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