Careless driving charges on Hwy. 401

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A transport driver, whose truck left Highway 401 early this morning, is facing charges.

The OPP say the crash took place just before 12:30 a.m. on the 401 eastbound. The truck left the roadway and nearly hit a sign near the 81-km marker.

The driver, and lone occupant, of the transport truck was not injured.

The eastbound Highway 401 was reduced to one lane temporarily in this section to allow for investigation and safe removal of the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, a 43 year old of St. Marys, was charged with careless driving.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, who may have observed the 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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