One person dead in fiery Hwy. 401 crash

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

One person is dead after a fiery collision on Highway 401 westbound near Gananoque.

Provincial Police say it happened at about 5:30 a.m. today, west of Reynolds Road in Leeds and Thousand Islands Township.

A tractor trailer crashed into the rear of Ministry of Transportation work truck.

On impact the transport caught fire and several fire departments responded to help extinguish the blaze.

The eastbound lanes of the highway reopened just before noon, while the westbound lanes could be closed until late this afternoon.

Newswatch’s Morganne Campbell provided this report on Newswatch Noon.

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