Update: truck driver dead in fiery 401 crash

Provincial police say one person is dead in a fiery crash early Wednesday near Gananoque when a transport truck collided with a stationary construction vehicle on Highway 401. The OPP confirmed Wednesday afternoon the truck driver was killed in the collision. Westbound lane closures will remain in effect into Wednesday evening. Motorists are asked to follow the detours as the investigation continues.

Although initial reports referred to a multi-vehicle collision, the incident in fact involved a transport truck and a stationary safety vehicle that held a flashing sign indicating the start of a construction zone, said Ontario Provincial Police Const. Sandra Barr. Police did not have details on the contents of the truck s load but it did not appear to be a flammable material, added Barr.

It (fire) would have been the impact from the truck itself, said Barr. OPP technical traffic collision investigators were at the scene.

There was no one inside the stationary vehicle at the time, she added.

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