(PRESCOTT, ON) On May 2, 2018, at approximately 6 p.m. the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on highway 401, east bound, between Blue Church Road and Merwin Lane, in Augusta Township. At this location a tractor trailer, caring a flatbed full of load steel rolls, lost control at the construction site and struck a rock bed, located on the south ditch. The impact of this collision caused the steel load to become insecure and strike another transport, which caused the second transport to collide with 2 passenger motor vehicles.
The driver of the transport, caring steel, was transported by Air ORNGE with serious injuries. The second transport driver was transported to hospital with minor injuries and the two passenger vehicle drivers did not sustain any injuries.
One lane of highway 401, in the area of the collision, remains closed at this time..
The investigation is presently on-going.