#OPP Update – 401 OPEN – Tractor Trailer Collision – Prescott to Maitland 050418

Update #1 Road Closed 401 at Prescott to Maitland – Motor Vehicle Collision


(PRESCOTT, ON) The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing their investigation into the motor vehicle collision that occurred on May 3, 2018, between Prescott and Maitland on the 401 highway. Currently, the east and west bound 401 is open for all traffic.  This collision involved 2 transports and 1 tanker truck carrying Petroleum.

The driver of the first transport suffered from minor injuries and has been identified as a 58 year old male from Glengarry Township. The tanker truck, carrying Petroleum, was the second involved vehicle. This driver suffered minor injuries and has been identified as a 38 year old male from Ottawa. The third involved vehicle was a red Volvo transport truck and the driver of this vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased driver has been identified as a 55 year old male from Toronto.

The OPP acknowledge that the closure of the 401 presents numerous challenges and stressors on local residents and community resources. The OPP would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their patience and understanding during this this difficult time.

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