A collision between this tractor-trailer and a car closed all westbound lanes of Highway 401 on Wednesday morning
A collision between a car and a tractor-trailer just after 5 a.m. on
Wednesday morning has closed all westbound lanes of Highway 401 near the
Highway 6 south exit.
The driver of the car has been taken to hospital with
life-threatening injuries. The driver of the transport truck was not
The crash crushed the car and sent it into the ditch while the cab of the tractor trailer went up in flames.
"As a result of the collision, there was a fire that consumed the
tractor portion of the tractor-trailer unit," Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said.
"There's a massive diesel spill across all lanes of traffic and
that's the biggest concern right now for reopening because the diesel is
eating into the asphalt and there's a chance that we may have to
resurface the highway before reopening because it's so slippery right
The Ministry of Transportation has been called in to assess the
roadway and the Ontario Provincial Police reconstruction team is also at
There was also a passenger in the car. That person is now in custody
"for an unrelated investigation," Schmidt said, although he was unable
to give specifics on that case.
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