Triple tractor trailer crash on 401 westbound sends three to hospital, section of highway remains closed

An OPP Cruiser. Smith photo, Nation Valley News file

Update: Highway has been reopened.

SOUTH GLENGARRY — A section of Hwy. 401 westbound (between mile marker 825 and mile marker 814) in South Glengarry has been closed after a triple tractor trailer crash early this morning.

Preliminary investigation indicates that shortly after 12 a.m., a tractor trailer was travelling westbound on Highway 401 when, for reasons under investigation, was struck from behind by another westbound tractor trailer, then the third tractor trailer struck the rear of the second tractor trailer.

The driver of the third truck was taken to hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries while the two others also remain in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

SD&G OPP continue to investigate with the assistance of OPP Traffic Collision Investigators (TCI).

Detours are in place.                                                         

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