UPDATE: Truck Driver identified following 401 crash near Gananoque

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

OPP has released the name of the male truck driver killed in a fatal multi-vehicle collision on the 401 near Gananoque.
He has been identified as 45 year old Ian Melville of Hamilton. He was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

It happened at about 2:00 p.m Tuesday on Highway 401 westbound, in Leeds and the Thousands Township.

Police say there were two separate collisions, the first one occurred just east of Highway 137 and involved five tractor trailers and one car.

The second collision was also westbound, about one kilometer west of the first, and involved seven tractor trailers and three vehicles.

Police say Melville was the driver involved in the first crash .

There were multiple chain reaction crashes after the fact behind those two collisions.

A Code Orange was declared at Kingston General Hospital where 29 patients were taken from the collision scenes. KGH opened a decontamination bay for all those who were exposed to the chemical, fluorosilicic acid, that spilled from a transport at the scene.

13 of the patients were first responders who underwent decontamination and were held for observation as a precaution.

Exposure to the chemical could cause irritation to the nose, throat, respiratory system, irritation, redness or swelling of the skin and severe eye irritation.

The Code Orange was over as of 8:00 p.m. as the influx of patients has slowed down and the emergency department resumed normal operations.

Some patients have begun to be discharged from the hospital

Highway 401 from Mallorytown Road to Reynolds Road at Lansdowne remains closed for the investigation and the removal of vehicles from the scene. Detours remain in place westbound at Mallorytown and eastbound at Reynolds Road.

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