Collision shuts down eastbound Hwy. 401 in Tilbury

Chatham-Kent OPP have closed down a section of Hwy. 401 in Tilbury following a collision involving a transport truck.

Police say the collision happened around 12 p.m. Monday when a passenger vehicle struck the rear of the transport truck in the eastbound lanes.

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According to police, the lone occupant of the passenger vehicle was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, while the tractor-trailer driver was not injured.

Police say the eastbound lanes of the 401 will remain closed between Essex County Road 42 and Queens Line until they can complete their investigation.

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