March 16, 2017 6:50 am
Updated: March 16, 2017 12:22 pm

Hamilton trucker killed in 30-vehicle pileup on 401

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A Hamilton man was killed in this week’s 30-vehicle pileup and chemical spill on the 401 near Kingston.

OPP have identified him as 45-year-old Ian Melville.

The OPP say Melville’s truck was carrying a toxic chemical that leaked from the rig, causing the highway’s lengthy closure while crews worked to clean up the spill.

READ MORE: Highway 401 in eastern Ontario reopens after crashes left 1 person dead, 28 injured

The collisions happened Tuesday at the height of a snowstorm.

Provincial police say the road reopened in both directions shortly before 10 p.m.

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