Police are still probing the head-on Highway 401 crash that killed a London woman and her daughter, 5

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Family and friends are mourning a London occupational therapist and her young daughter, both killed in a head-on Highway 401 crash southwest of the city.

Sarah Payne, 42, and daughter Freya, 5, died last Tuesday after an eastbound pickup truck drove across the grass median on Highway 401, near Dutton, and collided with the family’s westbound van at about 5 p.m.

Firefighters pulled a six-year-old from the wreckage and took him to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He remains in the hospital in stable condition, police said Wednesday.

The driver of the pickup, a Cambridge man, is still in fair condition. The crash is still under investigation, OPP Const. Adam Crewdson said.

Payne was an occupational therapist at Parkwood Hospital, working in the outpatient spinal cord injury program. Her husband, Dr. Michael Payne, also works at Parkwood Institute, where he’s the medical director of the Regional Amputee Rehabilitation Program and runs the Regional Orthotics Clinic.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First-St. Andrew’s United Church at 350 Queen’s Ave.

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