Transport truck crashes into frozen swamp after driver loses control on Hwy. 401

A truck driver escaped with minor injuries after the tractor-trailer they were driving lost control on Highway 401 and crashed into a frozen swamp near Milton.

The collision occurred in the eastbound lanes of the Highway approaching Guelph line around 8:30 p.m. Monday.

In a post on X, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say the driver of the truck lost control and jumped a snowbank before travelling 100 meters off the roadway and striking trees in a frozen swamp.

Police posted images that show tire tracks through the snow from the highway and the truck resting in an ice patch at the edge of a forest.

The driver has minor injuries, police say.The right lane of the eastbound 401 remained closed for nearly 10 hours as crews worked to retrieve the vehicle. The lane reopened before 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.There is no word on what caused the crash or if any charges will be laid.