UPDATE: Serious collision closes 401 eastbound through Kingston

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UPDATE (Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2023):

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have stated that one person remains in hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 401 closed the eastbound lanes for over seven hours on the afternoon of Monday, Apr. 10, 2023.

The highway reopened to traffic around 11 p.m., according to police, and the cause of the collision remains under investigation.

Any witnesses to the collision or who may have dash cam video are urged to call the Frontenac OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

Original article:

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say that officers from its Frontenac detachment are continuing to investigate a motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 in the City of Kingston.

“On April 10th, 2023, at 3:25 p.m., Frontenac OPP, Frontenac Paramedic Services and Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 eastbound in the City of Kingston,” OPP explained in a press release.

Frontenac Paramedic Services treated and transported one of the occupants to hospital with serious injuries.

According to OPP, Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) and Collision Reconstructionists were on scene to assist with the investigation.

Highway 401 eastbound was closed from Gardiners Road to Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard until about 10:40 p.m. while the cause of the collision was investigated and the involved vehicles were towed.

Any witnesses to the collision or who may have dash cam video are urged to call the Frontenac OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

This is a developing story, more to come.

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