Fatal crash on the 401 in Chatham-Kent

Chatham-Kent OPP officials allege: On November 23, 2020 at approximately 11:05 a.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 east of County 42 for a report of a motor vehicle collision.

Initial investigation has determined that there were two vehicles travelling eastbound when a collision occurred resulting in one vehicle leaving the roadway coming to a stop in the south ditch.

One person has been pronounced deceased at the scene and a second person has been transported to hospital with life threatening injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.

Highway 401 eastbound lanes at County Road 42 will be closed for several hours to allow for investigation.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Any person with information is being urged should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the Chatham-Kent detachment at (519) 352-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222 – 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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