One dead in Highway 401 crash near Long Sault

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

Update 9:34 p.m. Friday: The westbound lanes of the highway have reopened.

LONG SAULT – A section of the westbound lanes of Highway 401 are closed this evening after a deadly single vehicle crash Friday afternoon.

Provincial police say a westbound vehicle entered the median on a section of the freeway between Moulinette Road and Dickinson Drive around 3:40 p.m.

The lone driver – identified as Jeffery Alan McCullen of West Virginia – was pronounced dead at the scene.

An O.P.P. investigation is underway.

The westbound lanes of the highway between Moulinette Road and Dickinson Drive are closed and detours are in place. Eastbound traffic is unaffected.

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