Truck driver killed in Highway 401 crash near Long Sault

In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 photo provided by Phillip Blancher, emergency crews attend an overturned transport truck on Highway 401 near Long Sault, Ont. The 59-year-old driver was killed in the crash. (Phillip Blancher via Newswatch Group)

LONG SAULT ā€“ A truck driver is dead after a Wednesday night collision on Highway 401 near Long Sault.

SD&G O.P.P. said the rig, which was heading west, left the freeway and overturned in the median, between Moulinette Road and Dickenson Drive just before 9 p.m.

Fifty-nine-year-old Iqbal Zafar from Montreal, Que., the only person in the truck, was pronounced dead at the scene.

SD&G O.P.P. Technical Traffic Collision Investigators are continuing their probe into what caused the crash.

The westbound lanes of Highway 401 were closed for much of Wednesday night, forcing traffic to County Road 2.

The highway has since reopened as of 8 a.m. Thursday.

Thumbs Up(0)Thumbs Down(24)