SIU involved in Highway 401 crash

PRESCOTT – The province’s Special Investigations Unit has taken over the case of an early morning crash on Highway 401 west of Prescott.

The eastbound lanes of the highway between Maitland and Prescott have been closed and detours are in place (at County Road 15 and County Road 18).

Grenville County O.P.P. say a vehicle bolted from a RIDE spot check in the Prescott area around midnight this morning (June 19) and was later involved in a single vehicle crash on Highway 401.

“The vehicle left the roadway…the adult driver (lone occupant)…was transported to hospital with minor injuries,” the O.P.P. said.

The Ontario SIU becomes involved when a member of the public is hurt or killed during an interaction with police.

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