May 2, 2014 6:40 am

Wrong-way driver dies after crashing into tractor-trailer on Hwy 400

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BARRIE, Ont. – A wrong-way driver is dead after a crash Thursday evening on Highway 400 in Barrie.

The OPP says for reasons unknown, a man driving a van was travelling north in the southbound lanes south of Essa Road at about 9:30 p.m.

The van crashed into a southbound tractor trailer and the unidentified driver was later pronounced dead in hospital.

The driver of the transport was not injured.

The southbound lanes of the highway at the accident scene between Essa Road and Mapleview Drive were expected to be closed for several hours.

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