Fatal Highway 401 collision follows earlier pedestrian strike

Ministry of Transportation Ontario – Highway 401 traffic camera at exit 750 (County Road 31) Morrisburg. (Supplied/Government of Ontario)

MORRISBURG – One man is dead after a second collision on Highway 401 in less than four hours on January 27th.

Shortly after 3 p.m. OPP officers responded to a two vehicle collision on the westbound lanes of Highway 401 between County Road 41 (Upper Canada Road) and County Road 8 (Church Road).

Police say that a westbound tractor-trailer collided with a second tractor-trailer from behind.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

The 46-year old driver, Dilpreet Singh RAI from Brampton, who was driving the first tractor-trailer was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the second tractor-trailer was uninjured.

Road closures were in place while SDG OPP officers and the traffic collision investigators were on scene. Highway 401 westbound was closed at exit 758 with traffic detours via County Road 2.

This was the second collision of the day on the highway. Earlier, at around 11:30 a.m., a pedestrian was struck by a westbound tractor-trailer at marker 742, west of the Flagg Road overpass. The pedestrian was outside of his vehicle on the shoulder of the highway police say. The unidentified man was taken to hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries, the driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured.

Access to westbound Highway 401 at exit 750 (County Road 31) was closed while police investigated that collision.

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