Driver critically injured after vehicle strikes Highway 417 overpass pillar

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

NORTH STORMONT – A driver is in hospital with critical injuries after their car struck an overpass pillar on Highway 417 and crashed in the ditch Sunday morning.

SD&G O.P.P. Const. Tylor Copeland says the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. when the eastbound vehicle struck a pillar under the Highway 138 overpass and then rolled before landing in the south ditch.

The 55-year-old victim, who was the only one in the vehicle, was rushed to hospital by paramedics.

Copeland told Cornwall Newswatch Sunday night that the driver was still listed as having serious life-threatening injuries.

A section of Highway 417 between Highway 138 and County Road 20 was closed for a police investigation and cleanup but has since reopened.