Chatham-Kent OPP officials allege: On February 2, 2019 at approximately 11 a.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 in the municipality of Chatham-Kent.

A large piece of ice from the roof of a tractor trailer travelling westbound near Highway 40 struck a westbound passenger vehicle causing significant damage to the front windshield.

No injuries were reported but the vehicle was rendered inoperable and was towed from the highway.

A 43-year-old Mississauga, Ontario man has been charged with Insecure Load, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

The OPP warn all motorists that failure to remove ice and snow from a motor vehicle can result in a fine but more importantly could result in serious injury or death to other motorists.

Here are a couple of photos provided by the OPP: