401 still closed south of Chatham


Highway 401 remains closed in both directions near Chatham this hour as the OPP continues its investigation into a single vehicle rollover that sent one person to hospital.

Police report that around 5:45 a.m., a semi rolled over while headed westbound on the highway.

The lone occupant of the involved transport truck was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a trauma centre by Ornge air ambulance.

Police say the injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening.

The highway, between Bloomfield Road and Communications Road, has been closed in both directions to allow for investigation, and vehicle removal. It’s expected to stay closed for a few more hours.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, who may have observed this vehicle prior to the collision, who observed the collision or who may have dashcam footage of the collision can contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-84777 (TIPS) or www.stthomas-elgincrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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