Van crosses Highway 401 median, struck by oncoming truck

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

PRESCOTT – A driver is in hospital with serious injuries after his vehicle crossed into the path of a transport truck early this morning (Tuesday, Dec. 13).

Provincial police were called around 4 a.m. to a section of the highway in Augusta Township, west of Prescott.

Investigators say an eastbound van crossed the median and ended up in the westbound lanes where it was struck by a tractor trailer.

The 43-year-old van driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The 60-year-old trucker was not injured.

The highway was closed for some time this morning but has since reopened.

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