Crash on Hwy 401 in Leeds Claims the Life of One Person

The OPP are continuing to investigate a multi vehicle collisions on Hwy 401 that killed one person.

On the 14th of March 2017 at 2 p.m. the OPP responded to a multi vehicle collision on Hwy 401 westbound, in Leeds and the Thousands Township.  The investigation revealed there were two separate collisions. The primary collision occurred just east of Hwy 137 and involved five tractor trailers and one car. The driver of one of the tractor trailers has since succumbed to his injuries. The secondary collision was also westbound, about one kilometer west of the first and involved seven tractor trailers and three vehicles. There were multiple chain reactions after the fact behind those two collisions. In the same vicinity on eastbound Hwy 401 three other tractor trailers were reported to have collisions.

One of the involved transports was leaking a toxic substance, as a precaution the immediate area on the highway was evacuated. Seven fireman, three police officers and 17 civilians were treated as precautionary to exposure to the substance.

The investigation continues.

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