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One dead after car and truck crash on Hwy 401 near Morrisburg

OPP are investigating how a vehicle ended up driving eastbound in the westbound lanes.
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One man is dead after a head-on collision along Highway 401 westbound, between Upper Canada Road and County Road 31, in South Dundas Township.

Ontario Provincial Police officers say a tractor trailer was travelling westbound on Highway 401 when, for reasons still under investigation, a passenger vehicle entered roadway travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes, and collided with the westbound tractor trailer around 9:37 a.m., Wednesday.

The male driver, and lone occupant, of the eastbound passenger vehicle was pronounced dead at scene.

Names are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry OPP continue to process the scene and investigate the collision with the assistance of the OPP Traffic Collision Investigators.

As the investigation continues, a section (westbound lanes) of Highway 401 between Upper Canada Road and County Road 31, South Dundas Township is closed to traffic with indicated detours in place.

Anyone with information on the above incident, or any crime, is asked to call the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.




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