Highway 401 closed between Prescott and Maitland after fatal collision, fuel tanker spill

An OPP Cruiser. Smith photo, Nation Valley News file

PRESCOTT — Highway 401 is closed in both directions between Prescott and Maitland after a fatal collision involving two transports and a petroleum tanker truck that has spilled as a result of the crash.

Grenville County OPP say an involved driver died at the scene of the collision and that a cleanup of fuel is now underway.

Officers continue to investigate the incident, with no indication of when the highway will reopen.