One dead in Highway 401 construction zone crash near Cardinal

(Newswatch Group/File)

CARDINAL – One person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash in the westbound lanes of Highway 401 Monday afternoon, about 70 kilometers west of Cornwall.

Grenville County O.P.P. say a collision between a tractor-trailer and a “box truck” happened in a construction zone in the westbound lanes around 2 p.m.

The driver and lone occupant of the “box truck” was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other vehicles were caught up in the wreck – four people have minor injuries, police said.

Names are being withheld until relatives are notified.

A section of Highway 401 near Cardinal is closed in both directions (as of 5:30 p.m.) for a police investigation and cleanup and detours are in place.