Update: Passenger dies following life-threatening injuries in 401 collision west of Brockville
Update (Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2023, at 11:30 a.m.):
The lone passenger in a vehicle that was struck head-on by a transport truck on Highway 401 has passed away as the result of her injuries, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have now confirmed.
The collision, which took place on Friday, Apr. 7, 2023, on Highway 401 just west of Mallorytown, sent the passenger to hospital with life-threatening injuries. On Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2023, police disclosed that passenger had passed away, referring to her as a “victim” of the collision.
“Initial investigation indicates that an eastbound transport truck crossed the centre median and struck a westbound car,” the Leeds County OPP said in a press release.
“The 77-year-old passenger of the car was transported to the hospital and later succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the car was transported to hospital with minor injuries.”
The OPP said that the investigation into the collision — which left the westbound lanes of the 401 closed throughout the day — remains ongoing at this time.
Original article (Saturday, Apr. 8, 2023, at 7:35 p.m.):
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have confirmed that the lone female driver of a passenger vehicle sustained life-threatening injuries after having been struck head-on by a transport truck on Friday, Apr. 7, 2023 on Highway 401 near Brockville.
Emergency crews responded to the collision in the westbound lanes of Highway 401 at around 9:30 a.m. Initial reports indicated that an eastbound transport crossed the median of the highway for an unknown reason and then collided with one or more passenger vehicles in the westbound lanes.
Responding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crews performed resuscitative measures on the female and transported her to hospital.
The westbound lanes of Highway 401 remained closed between Mallorytown Road (IC 675) and Reynolds Road (IC 659) until about 8 p.m.
This is a developing story, check back later for further updates.