UPDATE: Eastbound Hwy. 401 reopened in CK following collision

Hwy. 401 crash. Sept 16, 2020. Photo by Paul Pedro

One person is fighting for their life following a serious collision that shut down the eastbound Highway 401 in Chatham.

The Ontario Provincial Police said a tractor-trailer and car collided in the eastbound lanes at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

The driver, and only occupant of the car, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Police closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 between Bloomfield Road and Communications Road for several hours while officers conducted an investigation. The highway was reopened to traffic shortly before 8 p.m.

Traffic building on Hwy. 401 at Bloomfield Rd. following a two-vehicle crash. September 16, 2020. (Photo by Paul Pedro)