Truck had crossed median in Highway 401 crash

Two men have been taken to hospital by paramedics after this crash on the eastbound Highway 401, east of Lancaster, Ont. on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. One man is in critical condition while the other has minor injuries. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

LANCASTER – Provincial police say one of the vehicles involved in a Highway 401 crash, east of Lancaster, crossed the median moments before the collision.

SD&G O.P.P. investigators say a Ford F-series truck had been travelling west around 1 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday) and, for some reason, crossed the grass median and collided with an eastbound minivan.

The 69-year-old driver of the truck is in critical condition in hospital. The 49-year-old driver of the minivan suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The names and hometowns of the two victims have not been released.

The crash closed a section of the eastbound Highway 401 for nearly eight hours on Wednesday.

SD&G O.P.P. are being helped by O.P.P. Traffic Collision Investigators (TCI) as they try to determine the cause of the crash.