Fatal transport collision closes Hwy 401 eastbound overnight at Napanee
According to the OPP one person was killed in a collision on Hwy. 401 near Napanee Tuesday evening.
Officers from the Napanee detachment were called to the scene of the crash, in the eastbound lanes just west of Palace Rd., at 5:15 p.m.
Police tell Global news that a transport hauling two 53 foot trailers behind was involved in the crash and confirm one fatality but no other injuries.
The Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit of the OPP was called to the scene along with the Ministry of Environment.
Motorists heading east were detoured off the highway at Deseronto Rd. and back on at Palace Rd. overnight and into morning rush hour traffic.
The OPP is expecting to reopen the eastbound lanes sometime after 8 a.m.