One man is dead after a collision involving three commercial trucks.
All eastbound lanes on Highway 401 have been closed near Cambridge following a fatal collision involving two transport trucks and a dump truck near Cedar Creek Road at around 7:30 a.m.
Crews worked to extricate a person who was trapped following the collision but that person succumbed to their injuries on scene.The man’s name has not been released
Schmidt said that there is an “unbelievable amount of damage” from the collision, including debris that has been spread all over the roadway. He said that it will likely take “most of the day” to clean up the highway and complete the investigation at the scene.The cause of the collision has not been determined but Schmidt said driver inattention could be a factor.
There have now been 68 people this year who have died on Ontario roads as a result of collisions involving transport trucks.
Yesterday, OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes called attention to a recent spike of “completely preventable” collisions involving “inattentiveness” from transport truck drivers.
He also announced new charges laid against three transport truck drivers in three separate fatal highway crashes.