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Fatal crash closes Hwy 401 near Cornwall

Handout from OPP

Published on September 8, 2017

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SOUTH STORMONT, Ontario - Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently at the scene of a three (3) vehicle fatal collision on Highway 401 (east of the Moulinette Road exit, Long Sault), South Stormont Township.

A section of Highway 401 (Eastbound lanes only), between Brookdale Avenue(Cornwall) and Dickinson Drive(Ingleside) is closed to traffic with indicated Emergency Detour Routes (EDR) in place onto County Road 2. Due to construction in the Village of Long Sault motorist should expect long delays. Motorist travelling today are urged to avoid the area if possible. Due to damages to Highway 401 the closure will remain in place for up to 8 more hours.

Preliminary investigation has indicated that at approximately 11:27pm, a Tractor trailer(1) travelling east on Highway 401 collided with an also eastbound Tractor trailer(2) which then collided with another tractor trailer(3). The second tractor trailer became engulfed in flames and the occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene. The male drivers of tractor trailer (1)(3) were not injured driver.

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

SD&G OPP, assisted by OPP Traffic Collision Investigators (TCI) continue to process the scene.