Fatal collision closes eastbound 401 in South Stormont

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SOUTH STORMONT — One truck driver is dead in a fiery collision involving three tractor trailers travelling through South Stormont on Highway 401 late last night.

Police have closed an eastbound section of the highway, between Brookdale Avenue (Cornwall) and Dickinson Drive (Ingleside), has been closed to traffic with indicated Emergency Detour Routes (EDR) put in place.

According to the SD&G OPP,  the chain reaction unfolded shortly before 11:30 p.m. when an eastbound tractor trailer collided with another rig headed in the same direction, which in turn smashed into a third unit east of the Moulinette Rd. exit at Long Sault.  Police say the second tractor trailer became engulfed in flames, and the male occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene. The drivers of the other involved trucks were not injured.

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

Officers from the local detachment, assisted by OPP Traffic Collision Investigators, continue to process the scene.

 

 

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