One killed in Highway 401 crash near Gananoque

In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 photo provided by Murray Blancher, the charred remains of a truck sit on Highway 401 near Reynolds Road. A tractor trailer collided with a safety truck and burst into flames. (Murray Blancher via Newswatch Group)

GANANOQUE – Provincial police confirm one person has been killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 401 near Gananoque early this morning.

The O.P.P. closed the section of the highway near Reynolds Road this morning. The eastbound lanes have since reopened. The westbound lanes remain closed.

It’s not known when the highway will fully reopen.

The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. and Leeds County O.P.P. say their preliminary investigation shows a westbound transport truck struck a parked safety truck.

Several fire departments were on the scene, three kilometers west of Reynolds Road, after the truck caught fire upon impact.

Police have not identified the person killed or whether they were the driver of the tractor trailer.

Detours are in place.

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