Driver dead following tractor-trailer crash on 401 near Chatham
All traffic is being forced off the QEW at McLeod Road as police continue to investigate at the scene.
Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:51AM EST
The driver of a tractor-trailer died early Tuesday morning after crashing through a median on the 401.
OPP say a 56-year-old from Lockport, New York, was driving the tractor-trailer eastbound on the 401 near Charing Cross Road in Chatham-Kent when he drove through the median.
The truck’s load of paper products was spilled in the westbound lanes before the truck came to rest in a ditch on the north side of the highway.
The driver was taken to hospital and later pronounced dead. The cause of death was not immediately available, but a post-mortem will be conducted.
The 401 westbound was closed most of Tuesday morning as police investigated the crash and cleaned up the spilled paper products.